A huge, untapped workforce is waiting.

Chances are, you know someone with a disability. And chances are, that person wants to work. 
‘Ability for Hire’ is about changing perceptions. It’s about seeing the ability in a person instead of the disability. When you do, the possibilities are endless. Share this message with someone you know today.

South Dakota & Dennis Daugaard take a stand!

South Dakota Governor Dennis Daugaard's Employment First Initiative was inspired by his involvement with the National Governors Association (NGA).

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  • Small Business Tax Credit
  • Equal or Higher Job Performance
  • Higher Retention Rates
  • Experienced Problem Solvers

Check Out SD Retailers Association’s Video!

March 17, 2017

As part of the SD Retailers Association’s (SDRA) involvement with the “Getting Down to Business” pilot project that was funded through ODEP, they put together a video featuring three retail businesses along with three employees with disabilities who are employed within the businesses.

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10 Job-Hunting Tips for People with Disabilities

March 15, 2017

The job hunt, believe it or not, doesn’t have to be overwhelming. In fact, there are a variety of ways in which you can make searching for your new career less stressful, whether you’re a recent high school graduate or looking for a new path.

But what about job hunting tips for South Dakotans with disabilities? Here are some ideal tips for you to try out to make your job hunt even more successful.

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BVR, BSBVI and SILC Board/Council Nominations Being Accepted

March 15, 2017


Contact: Dan Hoblick, Department of Human Services, 605-773-6463

BVR, BSBVI and SILC Board/Council Nominations Being Accepted

PIERRE, S.D. – The South Dakota Board of Vocational Rehabilitation (BVR), Board of Service to the Blind and Visually Impaired (BSBVI) and the Statewide Independent Living Council (SILC) are now accepting nominations for vacant board/council positions.

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