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Summer Employment Services for Young Adults

    May 6, 2016

    South Dakota Department of Labor & Regulation

    700 Governors Drive

    Pierre, SD 57501


    For Immediate Release:  Thursday, May 5, 2016
    Media Contact:  Dawn Dovre, 605-773-3094


    Summer Employment Services for Young Adults


    PIERRE, S.D. – Summer is right around the corner and many young adults are finalizing their summer plans. These plans should include a visit to their local Department of Labor and Regulation (DLR) office for a wide array of employment services.


    “For young adults, our goal is to get them in the door and started in a work experience,” said state Labor and Regulation Secretary Marcia Hultman. “In the work experience, they can learn new skills and prepare for the workforce.”


    Summer employment is often a young adult’s first exposure to work. This is where they learn new skills such as appropriate communication in the workplace, customer service and professionalism. Short-term employment opportunities can help a young adult explore their likes, dislikes and the reality of a job to assist them in planning their future.


    “I encourage high school students, college students and recent graduates to take advantage of the employment services we offer,” said Secretary Hultman. “For eligible applicants, the workforce training program will help you identify and start the journey along your career path.”


    If you are a young adult or know of a young adult who would like to gain work experience this summer, explore or find a DLR local office near you.