April 2016

2016 Rural Healthcare Facility Recruitment Assistance Program

The 2016 Rural Healthcare Facility Recruitment Assistance Program is scheduled to open on May 1st. Since the program is filled on a first come, first served basis, the Office of Rural Health suggests getting your applications submitted in a timely manner! The application will be posted on the Office of Rural Health page on May 1st.

The program helps rural medical facilities in South Dakota recruit nurses, therapists and other health professionals by providing $10,000 incentive payments to participating health professionals who complete three-year service commitments in communities with 10,000 people or less. Applications must be submitted by the employing health facility. Each eligible facility may have up to three participants each year. Currently participating health professionals include nurses, physical therapists, paramedics, pharmacists, dietitians, medical laboratory professionals, occupational therapists, respiratory therapists and radiologic technologists.

For more information about the Rural Healthcare Facility Recruitment Assistance Program, please email Jacob Parsons, or visit http://ruralhealth.sd.gov.

New Virtual Labor Market Data System

DLR has launched a virtual labor market data system available from the Labor Market Information Center's (LMIC) website.

Users can view the most recent statistics available, along with historical data. The new system offers greater functionality than the previous application, such as the ability to view or export graphs and maps of the data selected. It can also create customized profiles on a specific area, industry or occupation with comparisons to a second option possible.

LMIC staff are available to help guide users step by step or provide data needed. Please call 605.626.2314 with questions or assistance.

Boards, Commissions & Councils
DLR has many Boards, Commissions and Councils. These range from nine professional licensing boards and commissions, advisory councils for workers' compensation and unemployment insurance, the Workforce Development Council and more. All of these administer and provide direction within the State of South Dakota. Visit the DLR Calendar for all upcoming meetings.

For more information on all state boards and commissions, explore the Boards & Commissions portal.