On Hand Development Corporation to Receive State Workforce Recruitment Program Funds

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Miller, S.D. – On Hand Development Corporation is proud to announce the Governor’s Office of Economic Development has awarded the organization a workforce recruitment grant in the amount of $15,000.

“On Hand Development is so grateful to team up with the Governor’s Office of Economic Development to help Hand County businesses find and keep full time employees. We have a matching program in place for any business in Hand County to utilize and this matching grant from GOED will be another tool in our toolbox to help our area businesses recruit much needed employees,” said Kecia Beranek, Economic Development Executive Director.  

In August, the Governor’s Office of Economic Development (GOED) 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, which would be distributed based on the partnership commitment, and the quality of jobs available.

The two-part workforce initiative includes an opportunity for both marketing as well as incentives for workforce recruitment in local communities across the state. The digital marketing effort will promote both businesses and communities looking for help. Incentives such as relocation bonuses, signing bonuses, and upskilling are also included.

With both initiatives, GOED will provide On Hand Development Corporation funds, to be matched by both the economic development organization and local businesses.

A state-wide workforce campaign has already begun, and individual community campaigns anticipate launching in October throughout the states of South Dakota, Wyoming, Nebraska, Montana, California, Iowa, Minnesota, North Dakota, and Colorado.

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