Jon S. Pierpont

Executive Director of Utah’s Department of Workforce Services

Jon Pierpont is the executive director of Utah’s Department of Workforce Services and serves in the cabinet of Governor Gary R. Herbert. Appointed in December 2012, Jon oversees a $1.5 billion budget and a department tasked with administering federal and state programs, including workforce development, public assistance programs, refugee services, housing and community development, and services for the disabled community. He currently serves on the executive board of the National Association of State Workforce Agencies and several other local boards and commissions. Jon has more than 25 years experience with Workforce Services. Prior to serving as the executive director, he was the deputy director, eligibility services division director and led the department’s largest service area. Jon is a graduate of the University of Utah.

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