Department of Labor and Regulation

Title - Employment Programs & Services

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Disability Resources - Various resources to help South Dakotans with disabilities find employment, and to help businesses benefit from the talents of individuals with disabilities.

Job Fairs provide an opportunity for businesses and job seekers to connect face-to-face.

Job Search Assistance Program (JSAP) - A free workshop for people recovering from job loss or enhancing their job search skills. Trained instructors speak on modern-day techniques used to successfully find employment. Topics covered are: resume and cover letter writing, interviewing etiquette, networking effectively, using social media and much more. See your local office for dates and more information about registering.

Layoff assistance - Various services to help those who have been laid off for whatever reason to find new employment

Local South Dakota Department of Labor and Regulation offices - Your workforce experts in your local community, offering a full range of employment programs and services

mydlr.sd.gov - A website designed by the Department of Labor and Regulation specifically for job seekers which provides fingertip access to expert employment services. View or print a mydlr.sd.gov rack card (in Adobe .pdf format*) for more information.

SDWORKS - South Dakota's largest job database for job seekers

SDWORKS - South Dakota's largest applicant database for employers

Senior Community Service Employment Program (SCSEP) - The Senior Community Service Employment Program is a community service and work-based job-training program for older Americans who are at least 55, unemployed, and have a family income of no more than 125 percent of the federal poverty level.

SCSEP participants gain work experience in a variety of community service activities at non-profit and public facilities, including schools, hospitals, day-care centers and senior centers. Participants work an average of 20 hours a week, and are paid the highest of federal, state or local minimum wage. This training serves as a bridge to unsubsidized employment opportunities for participants.

Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) [formerly Food Stamps] (Employment & Training Program) - nutrition assistance for eligible, low-income individuals and families (a social assistance program administered by the South Dakota Department of Social Service) who are considered able to work

Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) program - a public assistance program for families with serious financial need

U.S. DOL "Soft Skills" Video Vignettes



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