Gov. Noem says workforce recruitment campaign is drawing a lot of interest

Governor Kristi Noem says South Dakota’s “Freedom Works Here” national workforce recruitment campaign has prompted over 1300 people to submit applications to find career opportunities in the state.

Noem says there are currently around 25,000 open jobs in the state. She says the campaign is helping lifelong South Dakotans and new residents alike.

So far, the top three states for inquiries are California, Texas and Florida. And, there have been applications from within South Dakota.

Chris Schilken, Commissioner of the Governor’s Office of Economic Development, says the next step is to get these folks plugged into South Dakota’s workforce and communities. He says the state needs businesses to work with them so all available job openings are listed.


June 28, 2023