Workforce Services still paying rent for unoccupied building

LOGAN, Utah (AP) — The Utah Department of Workforce Services is paying $72,000 a year for a Logan building it doesn’t need and isn’t using.The agency moved out of the 4,100-square-foot building two years ago but says it’s stuck paying rent for two more years.Workforce Services says it was left holding the lease when it inherited management of some programs from the state Health Department.Workforce Services spokesman Curt Stewart says the agency tried to sublease the building – to no avail.It tried to terminate the lease. That didn’t work, either.The Utah Legislative Auditor General says Workforce Services is wasting $530,000 a year on office space it doesn’t really need. In Kanab, the agency is leasing a nearly 5,000-square-foot building for only two employees.

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