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Leading by Example: A Message from Secretary Gloria Pearson

March 27, 2017

For the past couple years, Ability for Hire has striven to shed light on the power of employment in the community of South Dakotans with disabilities. Empowering businesses to lead by example and make strides toward inclusive hiring and helping job-seekers achieve employment has been the goal.

Do you know people in your own life who could benefit from this sort of empowerment or encouragement?

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Check Out SD Retailers Association’s Video!

March 17, 2017

As part of the SD Retailers Association’s (SDRA) involvement with the “Getting Down to Business” pilot project that was funded through ODEP, they put together a video featuring three retail businesses along with three employees with disabilities who are employed within the businesses.

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10 Job-Hunting Tips for People with Disabilities

March 15, 2017

The job hunt, believe it or not, doesn’t have to be overwhelming. In fact, there are a variety of ways in which you can make searching for your new career less stressful, whether you’re a recent high school graduate or looking for a new path.

But what about job hunting tips for South Dakotans with disabilities? Here are some ideal tips for you to try out to make your job hunt even more successful.

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BVR, BSBVI and SILC Board/Council Nominations Being Accepted

March 15, 2017


Contact: Dan Hoblick, Department of Human Services, 605-773-6463

BVR, BSBVI and SILC Board/Council Nominations Being Accepted

PIERRE, S.D. – The South Dakota Board of Vocational Rehabilitation (BVR), Board of Service to the Blind and Visually Impaired (BSBVI) and the Statewide Independent Living Council (SILC) are now accepting nominations for vacant board/council positions.

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4 Resources for Making Your Workplace Disability-Compliant

March 06, 2017

Understanding legal requirements and what they mean for your business may sound like a daunting task at first. However, when it comes to complying with equal opportunity employment and rights for people with disabilities, the first step is to establish a firm understanding of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and its 2008 amendments.

Here are four reliable resources to help you better understand disability compliance.

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