Workforce Development Needs

In order to provide the needed employees that will allow Yankton’s manufacturers to expand their operations, finding ways to grow the community’s population is key.

Yankton Area Progressive Growth CEO Nancy Wenande says with the unemployment rate in the area remaining low, bringing new people to Yankton is an important factor in filling jobs.

Wenande says current workforce development efforts are attempting to address the issue of attracting new people to the community.

Census data from the last one hundred years has shown that Yankton’s population grows at a steady rate of about six percent each decade and Wenande says that is not enough to meet workforce demands.