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

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6 Tips for Effective Communication in the Presence of Sign Language Interpreters

October 05, 2017

In a business or professional setting, an employer or business owner may at some point encounter a scenario in which an employee or customer who is deaf or has a hearing loss is utilizing a sign language interpreter. Don’t panic. It’s a highly effective way for sign language interpreters to stay in the conversation.

Here are six things to keep in mind when in the presence of an interpreter.

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National Disability Employment Awareness Month

October 05, 2017


Dennis Daugaard has proclaimed October, Disability Employment Awareness Month in South Dakota.
Disability Employment Awareness Month (DEAM) aims to raise awareness about disability employment issues and to celebrate the contributions of workers with disabilities.
The 2017 theme for DEAM is "Inclusion Drives Innovation".
A host of South Dakota agencies and organizations will engage in activities in October to promote awareness of these issues and to help foster a disability-friendly culture in the workplace.

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5 Things Business Owners Should Know About Employees with Service Animals

September 21, 2017

FACT: There are only two questions business owners are legally allowed to ask service-animal handlers—is the service animal required because of a disability and what work or task has the animal been trained to perform.

Here are five other guidelines for business owners to keep in mind when an employee has a service animal in the office.

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