Department of Labor and Regulation

Title - News

2011 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 2011
December 26, 2011 All South Dakota Department of Labor and Regulation offices will be closed Monday, December 26 in observance of Christmas.
December 14, 2011 Unemployment Rate Declines
December 9, 2011 Huron Businesses to Begin Job Profiling Program
December 8, 2011 Sioux Falls Employer Nominated for Workforce Investment Act Award
November 2011
November 25, 2011 All South Dakota Department of Labor and Regulation offices will be closed Friday, November 25 in observance of Thanksgiving.
November 24, 2011 All South Dakota Department of Labor and Regulation offices will be closed Thursday, November 24 in observance of Thanksgiving.
November 17, 2011 Newly Enhanced Dakota Roots Website Goes Live
November 17, 2011 Unemployment Rate Declines
November 11, 2011 All Department of Labor and Regulation offices will be closed in observance of Veterans Day.
November 10, 2011 Workforce Development Council Honors Outstanding Employer
November 8, 2011 Workforce Development Council Honors Outstanding Staff Person
November 9, 2011 Applied Engineering to Partner with State Labor Department
November 9, 2011 Trail King Industries to Partner with State Labor Department
November 9, 2011 Molded Fiber Glass to Partner with State Labor Department
October 2011
October 28, 2011 Workforce Development Council Honors Outstanding Adult Participant
October 28, 2011 November proclaimed "Hire Veterans First" month
October 20, 2011 Labor and Regulation Department Receives National
Recognition for Unemployment Insurance Performance
October 19, 2011 Unemployment Rate Down Slightly
October 17, 2011 Assistance Available to Laid Off Synergy Solutions Workers
October 13, 2011 Workforce Development Council Elects Vice Chairman
October 10, 2011 All Department of Labor and Regulation offices will be closed in observance of Native American Day.
October 5, 2011 Cash Prizes Offered in Annual State Securities Division Essay Contest
September 2011
September 30, 2011 Watertown Youth Career Expo Scheduled
September 30, 2011 Disaster Unemployment Assistance Deadline Approaching
September 26, 2011 Aberdeen Youth Career Expo Scheduled
September 22, 2011 Disaster Unemployment Assistance Deadline Approaching
September 7, 2011 Disaster Unemployment Assistance Available in Yankton County
September 6, 2011 DLR Local Office to Return to Pre-flood Location
September 5, 2011 All DLR offices will be closed in observance of the Labor Day holiday.
August 2011
August 30, 2011 Disaster Unemployment Assistance Available
August 26, 2011 Job Training Funding Available for Employers
August 23, 2011 Cons Find Profit in Get-Rich-Quick Schemes Tied to Economic Uncertainty
August 17, 2011 Unemployment Rate Unchanged
August 12, 2011 Veterans and Spouses Job Fair Scheduled
August 4, 2011 Watertown WorkReady Project Unveiled
August 1, 2011 Secretary Roberts to Announce Watertown WorkReady
Project
July 2011
July 28, 2011 New Member Appointed to Workforce Development Council
July 21, 2011 State Receives $379,500 Grant for Premier Bankcard Dislocated Workers
July 20, 2011 Unemployment Rate Unchanged
July 19, 2011 Workforce Development Council Elects Officers
July 6, 2011 National Career Readiness Certificate Builds Workplace Skills
July 1, 2011 South Dakota Department of Labor and Regulation offices will be closed Monday, July 4 in observance of the 4th of July.
June 2011
June 15, 2011 Unemployment Rate Down Slightly
June 10, 2011 Insurance Coverage Required for Relocated Property
June 6, 2011 Workers Impacted by Flooding May Qualify for Unemployment Benefits
June 3, 2011 Federal and State Government Provide Flood Insurance Information
June 2, 2011 Division of Banking to Temporarily Relocate
June 1, 2011 Under Age 19 Eligible for Health Insurance Regardless of Health Condition
May 2011
May 30, 2011 All South Dakota Department of Labor offices will be closed in observance of Memorial Day.
May 27, 2011 DLR Local Office to Temporarily Relocate
May 27, 2011 State Electrical and Plumbing Commissions Offer Flood Preparation Advice
May 18, 2011 Unemployment Rate Remains Stable
May 11, 2011 Afdahl Named State Banking Division Director
April 2011
April 29, 2011 Workforce Development Council Holds Quarterly Meeting
April 26, 2011 Job Profilers Available to Assist Businesses Statewide
April 18, 2011 Businesses Should Beware of Poster Scams
April 13, 2011 Unemployment Rate Increases to 4.9 percent
April 11, 2011 Department of Labor and Regulation Emerges
April 8, 2011 State Insurance Agency Cuts Red Tape
March 2011
March 31, 2011 State Securities Division Announces Essay Contest Winners
March 29, 2011 Labor Department awards RTEC $100,000 for green jobs training
March 22, 2011 Use Caution When Dealing with Flood-Damaged Electrical Equipment
March 16, 2011 Unemployment Rate Slightly Increases to 4.8 percent
March 2, 2011 Unemployment Rate Unchanged at 4.7 percent
February 2011
February 21, 2011 All South Dakota Department of Labor offices will be closed in observance of Presidents Day.
February 11, 2011 Labor Department enhances online employer self-service system
January 2011
January 19, 2011 South Dakota Unemployment Rate Up Slightly
January 17, 2011 All South Dakota Department of Labor offices will be closed in observance of Martin Luther King Jr. Day.
January 6, 2011 Workforce Development Council Approves Internships
January 6, 2011 Workforce Development Council Honors Award Winners

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