Wells Fargo Adding Jobs In Aberdeen
Sioux Falls continues to have a low unemployment rate. Right now it sits at around 3 percent. That's good news for those looking for work, but those looking to hire say it's a bit of a struggle finding the right applicant.
A Maine-based manufacturer is expanding to Sioux Falls and will add up to 180 jobs in the next three years.
Sioux Falls unemployment rate has jumped slightly to 3.1 percent.
In the meantime, South Dakota voters will decide in November whether to raise the state minimum wage to $8.25 an hour. Supporters hope the president's push to raise it will impact the discussion all over the country.
The median age of employees at the Sioux Falls tech company is 35.
Area leaders are praising area businesses that employ individuals with disabilities.
As Minnesota lawmakers prepare to push legislation raising the state's minimum wage by $3.50 an hour, a nonpartisan think-tank releases data showing a major increase to $9.50 an hour would greatly improve the state's economy.
The South Dakota unemployment rate for October released on Tuesday is down to 3.7 percent.
Le Mars-based ice cream maker Wells Enterprises says it's eliminating 58 jobs.
The maker of Blue Bunny ice cream announced in a statement Tuesday the job cuts were needed "in the midst of a challenging economic environment."
Company spokesman Dave Smetter says 38 positions will come from the corporate offices in Le Mars and 20 will come from field staff.
Those losing their jobs will receive severance packages.
Wells has about 2,500 employees, with most in Le Mars, where the company has ice cream and frozen novelties plants, a larger freezer and a warehouse.
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