Department of Labor and Regulation

Title - News

2008 News Releases

The following news releases are available in Adobe .pdf format*. The news releases are listed in reverse chronological order, with the most recent releases at the top.

November 2008
November 25 Unemployment benefits extended for up to seven weeks
October 2008
October 31 November designated as "Hire Veterans First" month
October 28 Dakota Roots celebrates two years of growing South Dakota's workforce
October 21 Employers continue to benefit from tax credit program
October 20 2008 Huron Area Youth Career Expo attracts 200 high school students
October 10 Brookings Youth Career Expo attracts 1,000 high school students
September 2008
September 19 Governor Rounds supports National Employ Older Workers Week (See related proclamation.)
September 15 Department of Labor representative to visit Faith businesses
September 12 Labor Department launches new website
September 5 Labor Department offers online subscription service for workers' compensation updates
September 2 Labor Department surveying workforce challenges of South Dakota businesses
August 2008
August 26 Labor Department representatives to visit Grant County businesses
July 2008
July 31 Dakota Roots continues to recruit workers to South Dakota
July 25 Labor Department representative to make weekly visits to Grant County
July 7 Unemployment benefits extended for qualified South Dakota workers
July 1 South Dakota minimum wage to increase on July 24
July 1 Department of Labor representative to visit Rosholt businesses
June 2008
June 5 Labor Department and State Chamber to Host Manufacturing Workforce Summit June 24
May 2008
May 30 Yankton Career Center to host local manufacturers
May 21 Labor Department identifies construction trades industry's workforce needs
May 13 Labor Department veteran representative receives state award
May 5 South Dakota Career Center representative to visit Hamlin County businesses
May 1 Labor Department to host Business Expo
April 2008
April 24 Labor Department offers assistance to SCI employees
April 4 South Dakota Career Center representative to visit Willow Lake businesses
March 2008
March 31 Unemployment benefits now issued on debit cards
March 18 Governor Rounds announces Workforce 2025 efforts to enhance South Dakota's workforce
March 12 Job fair offers employment connections
February 2008
February 22 South Dakota Career Center representative to visit Clark businesses
January 2008
January 4 Labor Department announces local recipients of Western Governors University teaching scholarships

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Marcia Hultman, Secretary
700 Governors Drive
Pierre, SD 57501-2291
Tel. 605.773.3101
Fax. 605.773.6184