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Pools look to older workers as teen employees opt out

Seasonal workers at the nation’s pools increasingly are coming from a different season in life – a demographic shift in employees that’s also starting to show itself in Sioux Falls.

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Former ‘Dirty Jobs’ star to promote tech ed in South Dakota

Mike Rowe, former star of TV’s “Dirty Jobs” and founder of the MikeRoweWorksFoundation, is coming to South Dakota to promote technical education and its role in addressing the state’s skilled labor shortage.

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They said yes: Now, how to keep that new hire 

After a successful hire, you might breathe a sigh of relief and feel like your job is done until his or her first day on the job. But it’s important to note that an employee most often makes the decision to stay or leave a position during the first 30 to 60 days.

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Free workshop to help those ‘hunting for talent’

When it comes to finding workers, many businesses would say it’s always hunting season. A workshop Nov. 2 aims to help them with their targeting.

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MetaBank develops veterans group to recruit, retain talent

MetaVet, a new group at MetaBank, has found innovative ways to recruit and retain military veterans.

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Jodi’s Journal: In best states for business, S.D. drops to No. 24. What happened?

South Dakota was CNBC’s top state for business in 2013. Four years later, it has dropped to No. 24.

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Jodi’s Journal: Want to hire top talent? Ask the right questions

I recently wrapped up several features on small family businesses that collectively made up this month’s cover story for the Chamber News. And – as often happens – that reporting led me to a story-within-a-story.

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Staffing firm gpac aims to become among nation’s largest

Staffing firm gpac plans to grow from 135 employees to 300 in the next five years.

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Economist: Sioux Falls should think broader in recruiting workers

Sioux Falls needs to look beyond surrounding communities to attract enough workers to support its growth, Creighton University economist Ernie Goss told a group of leaders Thursday.

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Foreign workers support tourism industry in S.D. — if they can get here

Several tourism-related businesses depend on hiring foreign workers for seasonal jobs. A federal program allows them to do it, but that may be changing.

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