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Workforce opportunities top agenda

October 15, 2014 in Uncategorized

SIBLEY, Iowa — Tuesday’s Osceola County Board of Supervisors meeting was met without much controversy for the first time in a number of weeks. 

The board approved two initiatives through the state of Iowa for promoting and hiring a skille…continue reading on dglobe.com

Workforce opportunities top agenda

October 15, 2014 in Uncategorized

SIBLEY, Iowa — Tuesday’s Osceola County Board of Supervisors meeting was met without much controversy for the first time in a number of weeks. 

The board approved two initiatives through the state of Iowa for promoting and hiring a skille…continue reading on dglobe.com

Sun sets on Bonanza: Citing lack of workforce, restaurant shuts doors after 35 years

September 18, 2014 in Uncategorized

The marquee outside of the Bonanza restaurant on West 15th Street says it plainly: CLOSED.
The buffet and steakhouse shut its doors Sunday after more than 35 years in the Dickinson community.
“We’re done,” franchise owner Bob Wade said Thursd…continue reading on thedickinsonpress.com

Sun sets on Bonanza: Citing lack of workforce, restaurant shuts doors after 35 years

September 18, 2014 in Uncategorized

The marquee outside of the Bonanza restaurant on West 15th Street says it plainly: CLOSED.
The buffet and steakhouse shut its doors Sunday after more than 35 years in the Dickinson community.
“We’re done,” franchise owner Bob Wade said Thursd…continue reading on thedickinsonpress.com

DAUGAARD: SD faces workforce marathon

September 11, 2014 in Uncategorized

In South Dakota, we have the fourth-lowest unemployment rate in the nation. This is a source of pride, but it’s also a double-edged sword. Because so few South Dakotans are unemployed, we have a shortage of qualified workers to fill job openings. We …continue reading on mitchellrepublic.com

SD government internships draw fewer applicants

May 30, 2014 in Uncategorized

By Nora Hertel

PIERRE (AP) — The number of applicants for internships in South Dakota state agencies is down about 17 percent compared with last year, a decline the program’s administrator says is partly due to an improved job market.

The s…continue reading on mitchellrepublic.com

6 Workforce Summits planned around South Dakota

April 9, 2014 in Uncategorized

PIERRE (AP) — Gov. Dennis Daugaard will host six Workforce Summits across South Dakota between late April and mid-June.

The goal is to get state, community, business and education leaders talking about the state’s workforce challenges and oppo…continue reading on mitchellrepublic.com

6 Workforce Summits planned around South Dakota

April 9, 2014 in Uncategorized

PIERRE (AP) — Gov. Dennis Daugaard will host six Workforce Summits across South Dakota between late April and mid-June.

The goal is to get state, community, business and education leaders talking about the state’s workforce challenges and oppo…continue reading on mitchellrepublic.com

SD state, local employees increase

March 9, 2014 in Uncategorized

South Dakota’s state and local government employment grew from 2007 to 2012.That’s according to a recent study by the U.S. Census Bureau examining federal, state and local government employment trends.In fact, five of the seven Northern Plains states…continue reading on mitchellrepublic.com

Help wanted in Mitchell

February 21, 2014 in Uncategorized

South Dakota is poised to be on “the leading edge of a national workforce issue,” according to a local development expert.

South Dakota’s businesses, including those in Mitchell and the surrounding area, have been routinely hindered in recent year…continue reading on mitchellrepublic.com