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Governor to Speak at Disability Employment Awareness Seminar

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: September 26, 2016

Contact: Dan Hoblick, Department of Human Services, 605-773-6463


Governor to Speak at Disability Employment Awareness Seminar


PIERRE, S.D. – Gov. Dennis Daugaard will be one of the guest speakers at a seminar aimed to educate employers about the benefits of hiring people with disabilities, steps to take when hiring people with disabilities and resources that are available to assist employers in the process on Oct. 6.


The Inclusion Works for Businessseminar will be held at the Capital University Center’s Auditorium located at 925 E Sioux Ave, Pierre, SD from 8 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.


Others planned to speak at the seminar are:

  • Jennifer Erickson
  • Shawn Lyons
  • Kim Hoberg
  • Tom Hart

Questions or to reserve your spot, please contact Cindy Ryan at 605-773-3318 or at cindy.ryan@state.sd.us. The seminar is open to all employers and human resources personnel at no cost. 


The South Dakota Board of Vocational Rehabilitation, the Board of Service to the Blind and Visually Impaired and the Statewide Independent Living Council is sponsoring the seminar.


On Sept. 20, Gov. Daugaard proclaimed October Disability Employment Awareness Month in South Dakota. The seminar is one of several events planned during the state’s observance that supports and promotes employment opportunities for people with disabilities.


About DHS


The South Dakota 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.