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Castle Valley News Briefs

Sen. Bennett's staff to visit several rural communities including Price, Castle Dale

Representatives from Senator Bob Bennett's office will be visiting locations in Nephi, Castle Dale, Green River and Price Nov. 5 ro Nov. 7 to help individuals with federal agency questions and issues, according to a Nov. 2 press release.

Bennett staff members have conducted remote office hours throughout central and southeastern Utah over the past two years meeting one on one with Utahns who have questions pertaining to a federal agency.

Caseworkers are available concerning issues any federal issue with any federal agency including the Internal Revenue Service and U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services.

Castle Valley business woman named employer of the year at annual convention

A Castle Valley woman was given the honor of Extraordinary Exemplary Employer of the year. Janice Mounteer, owner of the Star Theater and Fun Center Grill in Huntington was presented with the award by the state of Utah at a ceremony conducted in Provo.

Over the past two years Mounteer has created 10 jobs for individuals in Carbon and Emery counties with a disability. According to job placement specialist Dorothy Carter, Mounteer has given 10 individuals a chance to work and progress in a competitive employment environment just as if their disability was not there at all.

Utah's non-farm jobs drop slightly, still remain at top of U.S. employment figures

Utah's number of non-farm wage and salaried jobs for September continued to drop just a bit, moving down to 4.4 percent growth over the last year, according to information from the Department of Workforce Services.

Even with this slight move downward, Utah remains far and away the best performing state in the nation. Growth remains well above the state's long-term average of 3.3 percent per year.

Approximately 53,500 new jobs have been created in the Utah economy over the past year, raising the total wage and salary employment in Utah to 1,276,200.

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