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Kimberly Ludwig

Business Specialist - South Dakota Vocational Rehabilitation
Email: kimberly.ludwig@state.sd.us
Phone: (605) 626-2398
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Business Specialist Column (Service Animals)

August 28, 2019

What is the first thing that comes to mind when you think of service animals? Maybe you immediately think of a cat, dog, or another animal that you may see when you are out and about in public, or shopping at a local retail store, or attending a work-related training in your community.

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5 Ways to Engage and Attract Job Seekers with Disabilities

January 11, 2019

As businesses look ahead to 2019, human resources professionals committed to a diverse and inclusive hiring process and workplace culture should consider strategies that can bring more job seekers with disabilities on board. Want to read more about how your company can get started with this? Select the following link to read the blog that was completed by the Campaign for Disability Employment: https://www.whatcanyoudocampaign.org/blog/2019/01/5-ways-to-engage-and-attract-job-seekers-with-disabilities/

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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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