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Multicultural Center works to remove challenges and language barriers for a diverse workforce

This segment is from SDPB's monthly news program, South Dakota Focus, hosted by Jackie Hendry.

South Dakota's population is changing--and growing! The 2020 Census shows the state's overall population grew by more than 70,000 people in the last decade. That's important because the state needs workers. In fact, there are more open jobs in South Dakota than people available to fill them.

Despite those numbers, people seeking work still face obstacles. Physical challenges and language barriers can make it hard for prospective employees to find a good fit. But in Sioux Falls, the Multicultural Center is working to solve that problem through its workforce development and interpretation services.