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Working moms: Have it all or want what you have?

June 27, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald

Amy Schultz Pearson is 31, married and has two young daughters. She just began training in anesthesiology and will be working 50 to 80 hours a week.
Pearson has a message for Anne-Marie Slaughter, the former State Department policymaker who lamented in The Atlantic that her “have it all” approach to work and family didn’t go so well: She’s not surprised. Continue Reading

Pierre, Rapid City resolving disputes with worker unions

May 16, 2012 in The Daily Republic

SIOUX FALLS (AP) The Pierre City Commission has finalized contracts with the union representing two groups of city employees, and Rapid City and its firefighters have come to an agreement on wages. Both disputes have been ongoing for about two years.
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Report ranks SD 47th worst in workplace safety

May 4, 2012 in The Daily Republic

South Dakota is among the worst states when it comes to workplace safety, a report released Wednesday shows.
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SD Labor Dept. effort seeks to get jobless back to work sooner

April 27, 2012 in The Daily Republic

The new program will require all people who get unemployment benefits for more than 10 weeks to seek assistance from a local Labor Department office. Department staff will help people evaluate their job skills, identify careers that are in demand, find training programs and direct them to appropriate job openings. Continue Reading

SD companies sue state over $5M Manpower contract

April 20, 2012 in The Daily Republic

SIOUX FALLS(AP) Three Sioux Falls staffing companies are suing over a $5 million state contract awarded to a national employee recruiting firm to try to draw new workers to South Dakota. Continue Reading

Trail King among SD businesses struggling to find workers; low wages a factor

April 12, 2012 in The Daily Republic

As the rest of the country struggles to create jobs for the long-term unemployed, South Dakota businesses are looking for 10,000 accountants, information technicians, engineers and welders to help fill millions in lost orders. The thriving agriculture industry also needs employees. Continue Reading