New South Dakotans
South Dakota's businesses are profitable and eager to invest more within our borders but South Dakota needs more workers. Unfortunately, the Governor and officials in Economic Development have heard time and again, the only barrier to further investment is the lack of workers. The in-demand workers are in a wide array of industries ranging from manufacturing to engineering to information technology.
If we are to grow our state's economy faster than the birth rate, we will need to look beyond our borders. South Dakota's Department of Labor and Regulation employs a well-functioning system to match South Dakota employers with job seekers in South Dakota.
To conduct a broad, out-of-state search, South Dakota Wins will employ experts in employee recruitment and relocation. Each year, firms such as Manpower, Inc. place and relocate several thousands of workers in a variety of job sectors across the United States. South Dakota will employ their expertise in bringing new families – new South Dakotans – to our state.
South Dakota stands to gain much from the addition of 1,000 new workers. Fresh, well-trained employees, leading to new expansions, will bolster our businesses. Our state's economy will grow by more than $120 million. In addition, our state will increase its tax revenue by $3.1 million each year. With new South Dakotans will come hundreds of spouses and children, providing a brighter future for our state.
South Dakota solicited proposals from prospective firms to provide placement and relocation services. Six companies submitted responses. Following evaluation and several interviews Manpower, Inc. was determined to be the highest rated bidder. Manpower, Inc. is positioned with 700 offices in the US, over 1000 recruiting professionals on staff, and a database of 40 million qualified candidates to assist South Dakota in our efforts to relocate eager, talented professionals to our state.
Find out more information if you are a business interested in participating in this program.