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South Dakota to Hold Public Forums on WIOA Unified State Plan

PIERRE, S.D. – The South Dakota departments of Human Services (DHS) and Labor and Regulation (DLR) will hold public hearings on the proposed unified state plan under the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA). The January meetings will address strategic planning and priorities for the core partners under WIOA.


Details for the meetings are as follows:

  • Jan. 21, 1:30 – 3:30 p.m. CST, RedRossa, 808 W. Sioux Ave., Pierre
  • Jan. 27, 2 – 4 p.m. CST, Dakota Digital Network videoconference sites at:
    • Aberdeen – DLR office, 420 S. Roosevelt St.
    • Brookings – DLR office,1310 Main Ave. S., Suite 103
    • Huron – Department of Transportation, 901 Dakota St.
    • Pierre – DHS office, Hillsview Plaza, 3800 East Highway 34
    • Rapid City – DLR office, 2330 N. Maple Ave., Suite 1
    • Sioux Falls – S.D. Rehabilitation Center for the Blind, 2900 W. 11th St., Suite 101
    • Yankton – Human Services Center Training Center, 3515 Broadway Ave.


Participants may also join by conference call by calling 866-410-8397, then entering code 5727591436#.


The unified state plan includes Title I: Adult, Dislocated Worker and Youth programs (workforce training); Title II: Adult Education and Family Literacy Act Program; Title III: Wagner-Peyser Act program (services to job seekers and businesses); and Title IV: Vocational Rehabilitation programs (employment services for people with disabilities).


For more information about the proposed state plan and to submit public comment, go to http://dlr.sd.gov/workforce_training/wioa.aspx.


If auxiliary aids or services are needed to participate, please contact DHS prior to the meeting by calling 605-773-3195 or 800-265-9684.


About DHS, DLR

The Department of Human Services’ mission is to enhance the quality of life of people with disabilities, in partnership with its stakeholders, through the programs and services offered by its divisions. Learn more by visiting the department’s website, dhs.sd.gov. The Department of Labor and Regulation’s mission is to promote economic opportunity and financial security for individuals and businesses through quality, responsive and expert services; fair and equitable employment solutions; and safe and sound business practices. Learn more by visiting the department’s website, dlr.sd.gov.


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