South Dakota Department of Labor and Regulation

South Dakota Department of Labor & Regulation

The South Dakota Department of Labor & Regulation is providing $370,000  for local businesses to expand its apprenticeship opportunities.

 

This comes after the DLR was awarded a $1.2 million grant by the U.S. Department of Labor earlier this year to expand apprenticeships.

 

Rebecca Long is a program specialist with the DLR. She said that this funding will help get skilled workers into growing fields in the state.

 

Measuring Unemployment in South Dakota

Jul 24, 2019
South Dakota Department of Labor & Regulation

The unemployment rate is the most common number measurement of a healthy job market, and employers also use it to determine the number of available workers.  But officials at the South Dakota Department of Labor say that number does not tell the whole story.

Marcia Hultman is the Cabinet Secretary for the South Dakota Department of Labor and Regulation.  She says unemployment involves more than one number, and there is a big misconception about what the unemployment rate measures.

South Dakota Department of Labor & Regulation

The U.S. Department of Labor is awarding $1.2 million to the South Dakota Department of Labor and Regulation for an Apprenticeship Grant.

The Department hopes to use the grant to expand apprenticeships across the state over the next three years.

Marcia Hultman is the Secretary of Labor and Regulation. She says this will be helpful to those who live in rural communities.

Kealey Bultena / SDPB

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Unemployment Aid To Tribal Members

Aug 18, 2015

The South Dakota Department of Labor and Regulation is offering assistance to tribal members. The funds are being distributed to members who are now unemployed due to the severe weather damage in May.

Disaster Unemployment Assistance or DUA is now available for the Oglala Sioux Tribe in Pine Ridge. Funds are for anyone who can no longer work or their workplace was severely damaged due to the May storms. Pauline Heier is the South Dakota Director of Unemployment Insurance.