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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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2018 Governor’s Awards Ceremony Scheduled

September 21, 2018

2018 Governor’s Awards Ceremony Scheduled

PIERRE, S.D. - Gov. Dennis Daugaard will recognize individuals and employers for their contributions to the rehabilitation and employment of South Dakotans with disabilities at the 2018 Governor’s Awards ceremony on Sept. 25.

The event will be held in the Capitol Rotunda inside the South Dakota State Capitol Building located at 500 E. Capitol Ave. in Pierre starting at 10a.m. CDT.

A reception will follow at the Casey Tibbs Rodeo center located at 210 Verendrye Dr. in Ft. Pierre.

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Business Benefits for Hiring a Diverse Workforce

Why Diverse Hiring Makes You A Better Business Owner

May 24, 2018

This post is the last in a three-part series focusing on the many benefits that employees with disabilities bring to the workplace. And now it’s time to go straight to the top. Let’s talk about you!     

Diverse hiring makes you a better business owner. Here’s how.

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