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A new report says Utah jobs have more than doubled since the pandemic start

A new report released by CareerBuilder says Utah’s job market has increased by 264% since March of 2020. The report says the biggest increase in jobs comes from transportation and healthcare. Many of these jobs, the report says, stem from overworked healthcare workers in the pandemic.


Protective services and teaching also saw a large increase in jobs compared to pre-pandemic numbers. Overall, CareerBuilder places Salt Lake City third in the nation for jobs in small to midsize cities.


The report lists work-from-home jobs and sign on bonuses as trends increasing in popularity. Since November 2020, the option to work-from-home has quadrupled and continues to remain popular.


Emma Feuz is a senior at Utah State University majoring in broadcast journalism with minors in sociology and political science. She grew up in Evanston, Wyoming where, just like Utah State, the sagebrush also grows. Emma found her love of writing at an early age and slowly discovered her interest in all things audio and visual throughout her years in school. She is excited to put those passions to use at UPR. When school isn't taking up her time, Emma loves longboarding, cheering on the Denver Broncos, and cleaning the sink at Angies.