With the partial government shutdown into the fourth week, the Utah Department of Workforce Services is juggling two important programs to help people get through the financial hardship. They include unemployment pay for eligible, furloughed workers and administering the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, known as SNAP. Carolyn Murray has this:
Utah Department of Workforce Services, Public Information Officer, Wendy Hyatt said about 200,000 people in Utah rely on the SNAP benefits for assistance. Well over a thousand live in Summit and Wasatch Counties.