BUSINESS-LED MODELS

Even though there is a primary point-of-contact for employers available at the state level you may be wondering if there are additional supports at a local level.  In fact, there is one available in the Sioux Falls community and another one in the Rapid City area.  They are non-profit organizations consisting of the following members:

  •  Executive Director
  •  Business Owners/Managers
  •  Human Resource Personnel
  •  Individuals with Disabilities
  •  Disability Organization Representatives

Sioux Falls Business Resource Network (BRN):

Designed to provide businesses within the local labor market of the Sioux Falls community the following services:

Mission statement:

  • Provide educational opportunities regarding the employment of persons with disabilities;
  • Create greater awareness of the benefits of hiring persons with disabilities within the community;
  • Act as a resource for both prospective employees and employers regarding employment opportunities and worksite modifications;

For further information please contact:

  • Vicki Kerkvliet, Executive Director
  • Address: 2900 W. 11th St., Ste. 101 (Sioux Falls, SD 57104)
  • Office Phone: (605) 215-1760
  • Email: director@sfbrn.org
  • Website: www.sfbrn.org

 

Workforce Diversity Network of the Black Hills (WDNBH):

Provides a link for employers and individuals with disabilities who have the desire and qualifications to work serving the counties of Custer, Fall River, Harding, Lawrence, Meade, Pennington, and Shannon.

Mission statement:

  • Provide educational opportunities to businesses regarding the employment of individuals with disabilities;
  • Create a greater awareness of the benefits of diversity and inclusion of individuals with disabilities in the local workforce;
  • Be a resource for employers wishing to hire individuals with disabilities;
  • Link employers and prospective employees with disabilities;

For further information please contact:

  • Catherine Greseth, Executive Director
  • Address: 505 Kansas City St. (Rapid City, SD 57701)
  • Phone: (605) 787-2590
  • Email: Director@workforcediversitynetworkbh.org
  • Website: http://www.wdnbh.org/

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