Marcia Hultman

Cabinet Secretary

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News

Welcome to the South Dakota Department of Labor and Regulation's news room. Here you will find the latest news relating to our various programs. If you need background or statistics for a story or an expert to help interpret the information, contact Dawn Dovre, Director of Workforce Planning, Policy and Public Affairs, at 605.773.3101.

2016 News Releases

The following news releases (Adobe PDF format) are listed in reverse chronological order, with the most recent releases at the top.

December 2016
Dec. 9, 2016 Buyer Beware of Health Insurance Phone Solicitations
Dec. 8, 2016 Insurance Division, NAIC Launch Nationwide Life Insurance Policy Locator
Dec. 6, 2016 New Labor and Regulation Website Launched
November 2016
Nov. 16, 2016 Youth Minimum Wage Referendum Fails
Nov. 10, 2016 Initiated Measure 21 Approved
Nov. 9, 2016 Labor Department Awarded $700,000 to Expand Apprenticeships
October 2016
Oct. 19, 2016 State Minimum Wage to Increase Jan. 1
Oct. 10, 2016 All South Dakota Department of Labor and Regulation offices will be closed in observance of Native American Day.

September 2016
Sept. 27, 2016 Revised Federal Labor Law Posters Available
Sept. 5, 2016 All South Dakota Department of Labor and Regulation offices will be closed in observance of Labor Day.
August 2016
Aug. 4, 2016 Use Career Readiness Certificate to Hire Skilled Workers
July 2016
July 11, 2016 Webinar Will Guide Employers through Steps to Hire People with Disabilities
July 6, 2016 Cybersecurity Training Available to Banking Industry
May 2016
May 30, 2016 All South Dakota Department of Labor and Regulation offices will be closed in observance of Memorial Day.
May 26, 2016 Pierre Student Scores Platinum in National Career Readiness Certificate
May 10, 2016 Employment Program Helps Seniors Gain Skills
May 10, 2016 South Dakota Workers' Compensation Webinar
May 5, 2016 Summer Employment Services for Young Adults
April 2016
April 7, 2016 Students Score Platinum in Career Readiness Certificate
April 5, 2016 New Virtual Labor Market Data System Available
March 2016
March 25, 2016 All South Dakota Department of Labor and Regulation offices will close at noon in observance of Easter.
March 14, 2016 South Dakota Wage & Hour Webinar
February 2016
Feb. 15, 2016 All South Dakota Department of Labor and Regulation offices will be closed for the Presidents' Day holiday.
Feb. 9, 2016 Unemployment Insurance Warns Individuals of Unofficial Websites
January 2016
Jan. 28, 2016 Department of Labor and Regulation Creates Employer Newsletter
Jan. 26, 2016 Passing Score for GED® Test Recalibrated
Jan. 18, 2016 All South Dakota Department of Labor and Regulation offices will be closed Monday, Jan. 18 for Martin Luther King, Jr. Day.
Jan. 11, 2016 Department of Labor and Regulation Offers Help with Employer Services
Jan. 1, 2016 All South Dakota Department of Labor and Regulation offices will be closed Friday, January 1 for New Year's Day.