Department of Labor and Regulation

Title - News

2010 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.

December 2010
December 31, 2010 All South Dakota Department of Labor offices will be closed in observance of the New Year holiday.
December 24, 2010 All South Dakota Department of Labor offices will be closed in observance of the Christmas holiday.
December 15, 2010 Unemployment rate slightly increases to 4.5 percent
December 13, 2010 Labor Department awarded $617,000 for job training
November 2010
November 25 and 26, 2010 All South Dakota Department of Labor offices will be closed in observance of the Thanksgiving holiday.
November 23, 2010 Governor-elect Daugaard Announces Cabinet Appointments, including Pam Roberts as Secretary of Labor
November 18, 2010 Unemployment Rate Increases Slightly
November 14, 2010 All State of South Dakota online applications, including those of the Department of Labor, will be unavailable temporarily on Sunday morning, November 14. Tell me more.
November 11, 2010 All South Dakota Department of Labor offices closed in observance of Veterans Day.
October 2010
October 29, 2010 November proclaimed "Hire Veterans First" month
October 22, 2010 Labor Department awards last GED® Career Pathway Scholarship
October 20, 2010 Unemployment Rate Decreases Slightly
October 19, 2010 Employers Receive $8 million from Tax Credit Program
October 15, 2010 Dakota Roots Day Proclaimed to Recognize Worker Recruitment Efforts
October 14, 2010 Workforce Development Council Approves Internships
October 11, 2010 All South Dakota Department of Labor offices closed in observance of Native Americans Day.
October 10, 2010 All State of South Dakota online applications, including those of the Department of Labor, will be unavailable temporarily on Sunday morning, October 10. Tell me more.
October 8, 2010 People Urged to Move Back to South Dakota
October 6, 2010 Summer Work-Experience Program Ends
October 5, 2010 Employer Surcharge Comes Off
September 2010
September 15, 2010 Unemployment Rate Increases Slightly
September 13, 2010 National Adult Education and Family Literacy Week Celebrated
September 6, 2010 All South Dakota Department of Labor offices closed in observance of Labor Day.
August 2010
August 20, 2010 300 Youth Gain Summer Work Experience
August 18, 2010 Unemployment Rate Holds Steady
July 2010
July 23, 2010 Two New Members Appointed to Workforce Development Council
July 14, 2010 Unemployment Rate Continues to Decline
July 13, 2010 Workforce Development Council Approves Internships
July 5, 2010 All Department of Labor offices closed in observance of Independence Day.
June 2010
June 29, 2010 Summer Youth Work Experience Program Announced
June 16, 2010 Unemployment Rate Continues to Decline
May 2010
May 31, 2010 All Department of Labor offices will be closed in observance of Memorial Day.
May 19, 2010 Unemployment Rate Down Slightly
May 12, 2010 Labor Department awards BHSU over $99,000 for green jobs training
May 12, 2010 Labor Department awards Kilian Community College almost $50,000 for green jobs training
May 12, 2010 Labor Department awards LATI over $97,000 for green jobs training
May 12, 2010 Labor Department awards MTI $100,000 for green jobs training
May 12, 2010 Labor Department awards NEW TEC, Inc. $50,000 for green jobs training
May 12, 2010 Labor Department awards POET $100,000 for green jobs training
May 12, 2010 Labor Department awards RTEC $50,000 for green jobs training
May 12, 2010 Labor Department awards Rural Learning Center nearly $100,000 for green jobs training
May 12, 2010 Labor Department awards SDSU $150,000 for green jobs training
May 12, 2010 Labor Department awards STI $100,000 for green jobs training
May 12, 2010 Labor Department awards WDT $100,000 for green jobs training
May 6, 2010 Labor Department Offers Help to Businesses Hiring
April 2010
April 30, 2010 Governor Rounds declares May as Electrical Safety Month
April 20, 2010 National Career Readiness Certificate launched in South Dakota
April 14, 2010 March unemployment rate remains unchanged
April 6, 2010 Labor Department investigators look for unemployment fraud
April 2, 2010 All South Dakota Department of Labor offices closed in observance of Good Friday
April 1, 2010 Workforce Development Council approves common measures
March 2010
March 28, 2010 Labor Department representative to visit Alexandria and Emery businesses
March 28, 2010 Labor Department representative to visit Artesian and Letcher businesses
March 28, 2010 Labor Department representative to visit area businesses
March 28, 2010 Labor Department representative to visit Ethan, Dimock, Parkston businesses
March 26, 2010 Labor Department representative to visit Chamberlain businesses
March 22, 2010 Use caution when dealing with flood-damaged electrical equipment
March 18, 2010 February unemployment rate unchanged
March 4, 2010 Aberdeen Area Job Fair scheduled
March 3, 2010 Unemployment rate shows little change
February 2010
February 19, 2010 Advisory Council supports changes to unemployment tax system
February 15, 2010 All Department of Labor offices will be closed for Presidents Day
February 4, 2010

Legislation Proposed to Change the Unemployment Insurance Tax System

January 2010
January 27, 2010 Labor Department receives $2.5 million green jobs training grant
January 20, 2010 State Unemployment Rate Drops Slightly; Jobs Still Limited
January 19, 2010 Labor Department warns of deteriorating unemployment fund
January 19, 2010 Labor Department recognized as Business of the Month
January 18, 2010 All Department of Labor offices will be closed for Martin Luther King Jr. Day
January 11, 2010 Labor Department provides revised labor law poster at no charge
January 7, 2010 Workforce Development Council approves internships
January 1, 2010 All Department of Labor offices will be closed for New Year's Day.

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