SDWORKS - South Dakota's largest online jobs database
Each year, the local offices of the South Dakota Department of Labor and Regulation fill more than 50,000 job openings. Every office is staffed with trained professionals ready to help you identify opportunities and prepare for productive employment.
Find the nearest local office of the South Dakota Department of Labor and Regulation to connect with them either in person or by phone for assistance.
Local office staff can help you:
All individuals seeking employment or information about the local labor market receive assistance at no charge. Job listings are posted from local employers, statewide employers, and federal and state government agencies. As a starting point, you may want to consider completing the applicant registration form (available here in Adobe PDF format*) before visiting the local South Dakota Department of Labor and Regulation office. Choose English or Spanish.
Local offices also offer the 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. Scheduled JSAP workshops are also listed on our Calendar of Events and on the "Upcoming Events" Web page for each respective local office.
Each local office has a resource room available for job search-related use, including:
Build Dakota Scholarships for high demand/high wage career fields.
Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) and Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) Employment & Training - TANF and SNAP E & T are employment and training programs designed to assist applicants or recipients to prepare for and secure full-time employment, leading toward economic self-sufficiency. Participants may be placed in community service or employment that provides basic work skills, improving the chances of being successful in the workforce and leaving public assistance behind. Specific program requirements are available at your nearest local office.
Workforce Training - Staff at our local offices can identify the appropriate training for you, such as on-the-job training, computer training, Work Experience, customized skill training and apprenticeships.
Veterans' Services - Veterans' representatives provide specialized assistance with job referrals, training, Veterans Affairs contacts and community support.
Unemployment Insurance (UI) Benefits - Unemployment insurance benefits provide compensation for you if you have lost your job through no fault of your own.
Learn more about employment programs and services available through DLR.
SDWORKS is a state electronic labor database of job seekers and employers. You can use SDWORKS to anonymously search this database of jobs that contains, on average, 10,000 job openings and can normally apply for any job you find directly with the employer who posted it. Registering with SDWORKS is without charge and allows you to:
(Note: You must register with SDWORKS to use this feature.)
Get Career Ready flyer (PDF format) - Learn about career services available from the Department of Labor and Regulation.
Job Seeker Services brochure (in Adobe PDF format*) - Learn more about services available from the South Dakota Department of Labor and Regulation.
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.
my Skills my Future website - Find new career opportunities based on the skills you have or explore training opportunities to address any skill gaps you may have.
SDMyLife (career exploration and planning website customized for South Dakota students)
South Dakota Career InSite - Identify your career interest areas and find extensive information on occupations matching those interests.
South Dakota Careerwise booklet (PDF format) - Guidance on resume writing, interviewing and more. Also available in Microsoft Word format are shell documents for each of the three styles of resumes discussed in the booklet.
If you cannot find the information you are seeking among the topics listed in the menu at the top left of this page, please contact us.
South Dakota Department of Labor and Regulation
700 Governors Drive
Pierre, SD 57501-2291
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