The Governor’s Office of Economic Development has awarded Yankton Thrive a workforce recruitment grant in the amount of one hundred thousand dollars.
Yankton Thrive CEO Nancy Wenande says the Governor’s Office of Economic Development recently announced a workforce recruitment program to inform out-of-state job seekers that South Dakota businesses across the state are hiring. Communities were invited to apply for funding to support relocation bonuses, signing bonuses and upskilling, which will be distributed based on the partnership commitment and grant guidelines.
Yankton Thrive, through their membership with Advantage South Dakota, is also able to participate in a collaborate workforce marketing effort with other communities served by NorthWestern Energy.
A state-wide workforce campaign has already begun, and the collaborative Advantage South Dakota digital campaign should launch in early November throughout the states of South Dakota, Nebraska, Iowa, Minnesota, and North Dakota.