User uShare Login | Register
Login
Register

Along with posting photos, videos, and stories, your uShare account lets you post Classified Ads, recipes on What's For Dinner, and Announcements.


33° View Weather Current Conditions Sioux Falls Change Location
Set Weather Options

RADAR LOCATION

TEMPERATURE LOCATION

Share your Photos, Videos, and Stories on uShare! Click here to get started.

KELOLAND.com | Sioux Falls News & Weather, South Dakota News & Weather, Minnesota and Iowa News

[0] My Saved Articles
Find local businesses
on the KELO Pages!

 

10,000 Job Openings In South Dakota

November 16, 2011, 6:00 PM by Don Jorgensen

10,000 Job Openings In South Dakota
SIOUX FALLS, SD - The job market is looking up in South Dakota. Right now, according to the state labor department, there are more than 10,000 job openings across the state.  That's the most since 2007.  And those looking for work are feeling optimistic about their futures. 

It's a good sign about South Dakota's economy. Businesses are hiring again. 

"I've only been here a little over a week," Terry Margheim said.

Margheim moved here from Texas and is a skilled truck driver, but is currently unemployed. 

"So far, it's hard because I haven't found one.  I think the overall grade is good because there's a lot of work here," Margheim said. 

"Right now in Sioux Falls and across South Dakota, we have a great variety of jobs as far as pay is concerned.  The key is for people looking for work and considering pay what skills do you have," Greg Johnson with the South Dakota Department of Labor said.

Capital One Financial Corporation announced it's going to add 400 new workers once it acquires HSBC's credit card business. Johnson says a lot of those jobs might be entry level, but there are plenty of opportunities to make money and earn a decent wage in South Dakota, depending on what experience you have and what you're willing to do. 

"Right now, welders are in great demand in the eastern half of the state and with the great news we've had from the financial sector, there will be both entry level and for senior associates in these call centers as well," Johnson said.

And for guys like Margheim, he's optimistic his next job is just down the road and it's in Sioux Falls. 

"It's growing on me and I think I'm going to put roots down here," Margheim said.

In Sioux Falls, the average pay for customer service support, which includes a lot of positions, is $13 an hour.

Previous Story

Next Story


Comments





RELATED STORIES
Sponsored
Find Local Businesses on KELO Pages!

You may also like

Ice Rink Crash Captured On Video

1/22/2015 9:03 AM

Corey Mitchell was watching his 4-year-old son Carson skate at the Scheel's IcePlex this week when he captured an unexpected crash.

Full Story
1 Dead After ATV Goes Through Ice On Perkins Co. Lake

1/25/2015 8:08 AM

A Newcastle, Wyoming man died after an ATV broke through the ice on a lake in northern Perkins County in South Dakota.

Full Story
Augustana College Student Found Safe

1/28/2015 10:56 AM

On Tuesday, a 19-year-old student left her room saying she was headed to the bathroom. Her roommate reported her missing when she had not returned.

Full Story
SF Man Arrested For One Pot Meth Lab

1/22/2015 2:08 PM

A Sioux Falls man has been arrested for having a one pot meth lab.

Full Story
5 More Flu-Related Deaths Reported In SD

1/23/2015 11:42 AM

The latest report from the South Dakota Department of Health shows that 23 people have died from the virus this season.

Full Story


Events