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News Tips for September 29 – October 5, 2018





FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:  Friday, September 7, 2018

CONTACT:  Tony Venhuizen or Kelsey Pritchard at 605-773-3212

 

                            

News Tips for September 15 – 21, 2018

 

Gov. Dennis Daugaard’s Public Commitments; Public Meetings:

 

Wednesday, Oct. 3, 9:30 a.m. CDT, Beresford – Gov. Dennis Daugaard will speak at the AEM “I Make America” Event at Sioux Corporation at One Sioux Plaza in Breseford.

 

Thursday, Oct. 4, 12 p.m. CDT, Sioux Falls Gov. Dennis Daugaard will speak at the 18th Annual Community Response to Child Abuse conference at the Sioux Falls Convention Center.

 

Tuesday, Oct. 2 -Thursday, Oct. 4, Rapid City – The South Dakota Board of Regents will meet on the campus of South Dakota School of Mines & Technology for its regular business meeting. The regents convene for limited board work at 4:10 p.m. MDT Tuesday in the Surbeck Center Ballroom on the SD Mines campus. Executive sessions for the Board of Regents begin Tuesday at 4:25 p.m. and continue from 8 a.m. through 12:30 p.m. Wednesday. The regents’ business meeting reconvenes at 1 p.m. Wednesday in the Surbeck Center Ballroom. The board’s agenda and supporting documents may be accessed online at https://www.sdbor.edu/the-board/agendaitems/Pages/default.aspx. For more information, contact Tracy Mercer at 605-773-3455.

 

Thursday, Oct. 4, 9 a.m. CDT, Mitchell – The South Dakota Board of Technical Education will meet in the Mitchell Technical Institute Technology Center, 1800 E. Spruce St., in Mitchell. An agenda is posted at https://boardsandcommissions.sd.gov/Meetings.aspx?BoardID=192.

 

Thursday, Oct. 4, 11 a.m. CDT, Pierre – DENR’s Water Management Board will meet in the Floyd L. Matthew Environmental Education and Training Center in the Joe Foss Building, located at 523 E. Capitol Ave. Agenda items are available through the Boards & Commission Portal at https://boardsandcommissions.sd.gov/Meetings.aspx?Boardid=106. For more information, contact Eric Gronlund, DENR, at 605-773-3352.

 

Thursday, Oct. 4 – Friday, Oct. 5, Deadwood – Beginning Thursday at 1 p.m. MDT, the South Dakota Game, Fish and Parks’ (GFP) Commission will meet at Cadillac Jack’s SpringHill Suites in Deadwood. A public hearing will begin at 2 p.m. MDT discussing the finalizations of September's meeting. The GFP Commission serves as the advocate and liaison between the department and its stakeholders - the people of South Dakota. The Commission meets monthly (except for February and August) and consists of eight members, who are appointed by the Governor to four-year terms. The full agenda for the October meeting can be found at  https://gfp.sd.gov/commission/information/. For more information, contact wildinfo@state.sd.us or call 605-773-3718.

 

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Monday, Oct. 1, 9 a.m. – 3 p.m. MDT, Phillip Benefits Specialists from the Department of Social Services' Division of Economic Assistance will be available in Phillip. For more information, contact Tia Kafka at 605-773-3165.

 

Monday, Oct. 1, 10 – 11 a.m. CDT, Watertown – The Watertown Area Career Expo will take place at the Watertown Civic Arena, 200 9th St. NE. Showcase yourself, share your resume, check out available jobs and meet with multiple local employers. This event is sponsored by the South Dakota Department of Labor and Regulation along with BISCO, Watertown Development Company, Lake Area Technical Institute, Watertown School District and SHRM. DLR Watertown Job Service can help you prepare. For more information, call 605-882-5131.

 

Monday, Oct. 1 – Thursday, Oct. 4 – Bring Your ‘A’ Game to Work encompasses seven different skills including Appreciation, Attitude, Attendance, Appearance, Ambition, Accountability and Acceptance. These soft skills and a willingness to take direction are generally more desired by employers than the specific skills a particular job requires. Bring Your ‘A’ Game is being offered at no cost to businesses and individuals. For more information or to register online, visit http://dlr.sd.gov/workforce_services/individuals/training_opportunities/soft_skills_training.aspx.

The workshop will be offered at the following location(s):

  • Monday, Oct. 1 – Thursday, Oct. 4, 6 – 8 p.m., Pierre at The Right Turn, 115 E. Sioux Ave. Please register in advance. To register, call 605-773-4755 or register online using the above link. Any classes without three people registered by the previous Wednesday will be canceled.
  • Wednesday, Oct. 3, 9 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. CDT, Sioux Falls – at 811 E. 10th St. Registration required. For more information or to register, call 605-367-5300. You may also register using the link above.

Monday, Oct. 1 – Thursday, Oct. 4, 8:30 a.m. – 12 p.m. and 1 – 3 p.m. CDT, Sioux Falls – Smithfield will conduct walk-in interviews at the Sioux Falls Job Service, 811 E. 10th St. Positions include productions workers. For more information, call 605-367-5300 or visit www.sdjobs.org.

 

Monday, Oct. 1 – Thursday, Oct. 4:  The South Dakota Department of Veterans Affairs Field Service Officers will be at the following County and Tribal Veterans Service Offices to assist with veteran related claims, issues and questions.

Monday, Oct. 1:

  • 9:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. CDT, Ft. Thompson –Housing Authority Building. 605-280-4306
  • 9 a.m. – 2 p.m. CDT, Gettysburg – 2015 W. Commercial #103. 605-280-4308
  • 1 p.m. – 3 p.m. MDT, Hot Springs (Vets Home) – 2500 W. Minnekahta Ave. 605-280-4307
  • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. MDT, Hot Springs (Fall River) – 906 N. River St. 605-280-4307

Tuesday, Oct. 2:

  • 9:30 – 11 a.m. MDT, Belle Fourche – 830 6th Ave. 605-280-4307
  • 3 – 5 p.m. CDT, Highmore – 116 1st St. SW 605-280-4308
  • 9 a.m. – 2:30 p.m. CDT, Miller – 415 W. 1st Ave. 605-280-4306
  • 1 – 3 p.m. MDT, Sturgis – 1300 Sherman St. #212 605-280-4307

Wednesday, Oct. 3:

  • 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. MDT, Buffalo – 410 Ramsland St.  605-280-4307
  • 10 a.m. – 3 p.m. CDT, Redfield – 210E. 7th Ave. 605-280-4306

Thursday, Oct. 4:

  • 9:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. Ft. Thompson – Housing Authority Building. 605-280-4306
  • 10 a.m. – 12 p.m. MDT, McIntosh – 108 1st East Main. 605-280-4307

Tuesday, Oct. 2 – Benefits specialists from the Department of Social Services' Division of Economic Assistance will be available at the following itinerant office locations. For more information, contact Tia Kafka, 605-773-3165.

  • Kyle, 9 a.m. – 3 p.m. MDT
  • Canton, 8 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. CDT
  • Flandreau, 8:30 a.m. – 4 p.m. CDT
  • Webster, 9 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. CDT
  • Timber Lake, 8 a.m. – 5 p.m. MDT
  • De Smet, 9 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. CDT
  • Miller, 9:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. CDT
  • Wagner, 8 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. CDT

Tuesday, Oct. 2 – The South Dakota Department of Labor and Regulation will host Job Search Assistance Programs (JSAP). JSAP is a 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 include resume and cover letter writing, interviewing etiquette, networking effectively, using social media and much more. JSAP will be offered at the following locations:

  • Tuesday, Oct. 2, 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. MDT, Rapid City – at 2330 N. Maple Ave. For more information, call 605-394-2296 or visit www.sdjobs.org.

Tuesday, Oct. 2, 11 a.m. – 1 p.m. CDT, Sioux Falls – Sanford Health will be conducting an employer informational session at Sioux Falls Job Service, 811 E. 10th St. Positions are available for environmental service technicians, food service assistants and nursing assistants. For more information, call 605-367-5300 or visit www.sdjobs.org.

 

Wednesday, Oct. 3, 9 a.m. – 3 p.m. CDT, Sioux Falls – A representative from Job Corps will be available to answer questions about the program and interview process at Sioux Falls Job Service, 811 E. 10th St. Job Corps is a no-cost education and vocational training program administered by the U.S. Department of Labor that helps young people ages 16-24 improve the quality of their lives by empowering them to get great jobs and become independent. For more information, call 605-367-5300 or visit www.sdjobs.org. 

Wednesday, Oct. 3 – Benefits specialists from the Department of Social Services' Division of Economic Assistance will be available at the following itinerant office locations. For more information, contact Tia Kafka, 605-773-3165.

  • Wanblee, 9 a.m. – 3 p.m. MDT
  • Salem, 9:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. CDT
  • Dupree, 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. MDT
  • Britton, 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. CDT
  • Faulkton, 9:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. CDT
  • Fort Thompson, 9:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. CDT

Thursday, Oct. 4 – Benefits specialists from the Department of Social Services' Division of Economic Assistance will be available at the following itinerant office locations. For more information, contact Tia Kafka, 605-773-3165.

  • Canton, 8 a.m. – 5 p.m. CDT
  • Kyle, 9 a.m. – 3 p.m. MDT
  • Flandreau, 8:30 a.m. – 4 p.m. CDT
  • Lemmon, 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. MDT
  • Armour, 8 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. CDT
  • Plankinton, 9:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. CDT
  • Lower Brule, 9:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. CDT

Thursday, Oct. 4, 9 – 10 a.m. CDT, Mitchell – The Mitchell Job Club is open to the public and held every Thursday at Mitchell Job Service, 1321 N. Main St. The meeting will discuss a variety of job search topics in detail, including online job searching, workforce training options, interview skills/techniques, and money management. Please call 605-995-8060 to register.

 

Thursday, Oct. 4, 9 a.m. – 3 p.m. CDT, Sioux Falls – A representative from Job Corps will be available to answer questions about recruitment and work environment at Sioux Falls Job Service, 811 E. 10th St. Job Corps is a no-cost education and vocational training program administered by the U.S. Department of Labor that helps young people ages 16-24 improve the quality of their lives by empowering them to get great jobs and become independent. For more information, call 605-367-5300 or visit www.sdjobs.org.

 

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