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.


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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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Starbucks Has Opened Their First Deaf-Friendly Store in the U.S.

November 30, 2018

Earlier this year Starbucks opened its first deaf-friendly store in the U.S. in which employees are well-versed in American Sign Language, and is designed to better serve customers who are deaf or hard of hearing. Check out the article written by National Public Radio for further details on this: https://www.npr.org/sections/thesalt/2018/07/20/630844472/starbucks-to-open-first-signing-store-in-the-u-s-to-serve-deaf-customers.

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October is Proclaimed as Disability Employment Awareness Month

September 28, 2018

Disability Employment Awareness Month

Gov. Dennis Daugaard has proclaimed October Disability Employment Awareness Month (DEAM) in South Dakota.

Through DEAM, the state aims to raise awareness about disability employment issues and to celebrate the contributions of workers with disabilities.

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2018 Governor’s Awards Presented

September 28, 2018

2018 Governor’s Awards Presented

Gov. Dennis Daugaard presented the 2018 Governor’s Awards on September 25th to South Dakota businesses and workers who have made significant contributions to the employment of people with disabilities.

To read complete details on the Governor's Awards that were presented, select the following link to view it: http://news.sd.gov/newsitem.aspx?id=23830.

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