User uShare 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.

43° View Weather Current Conditions Sioux Falls Change Location
Set Weather Options



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


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


Finding Qualified People To Fill KELOLAND Jobs

January 15, 2014, 7:00 AM by Stephanie Gregory

Finding Qualified People To Fill KELOLAND Jobs

There may be lots of jobs in KELOLAND, but companies say finding workers who meet certain qualifications can be hard. That dilemma trickles down from employers to job placement centers.

People across KELOLAND look for jobs or "help wanted" signs in the window while others visit job placement agencies to find work. Jeff Alvey, the owner of Allegiance Staffing in Sioux Falls, says his company finds jobs in the clerical and light industrial industries.  

"It's primarily entry level jobs, my average wage is right at about $10 an hour," Alvey said.

Often times the waiting room is empty. He says it can get difficult pinpointing the right person for the job.

"Yes, there are jobs out there. People may not want the jobs or they may not be qualified or they don't have the training and that's a big issue," Alvey said.

For Darla Lukens, the district manager at Kelly Services, she says it is also hard finding qualified or experienced people.

"A lot of companies are struggling to find qualified and skilled welders, machine operators, accounting people," Lukens said.

Lukens says people are also being a bit choosier when it comes to where they work, that is also causing some companies to have a difficult time finding help.

Previous Story

Next Story


Find Local Businesses on KELO Pages!

View news

You may also like

Parker Teen Dies In One Vehicle Crash

4/12/2014 10:18 AM

16-year-old Tonya Anderson from Parker, SD died in a one vehicle crash west of Sioux Falls on Highway 42 on Friday.

Full Story
SF Woman Dies In Crash Near Brookings

4/12/2014 10:34 AM

A Sioux Falls woman died in a two vehicle crash on I-29 south of Brookings.

Full Story
Missing Girls Case Update On Tuesday

4/15/2014 7:15 AM

Authorities plan to release an update on the investigation into the 1971 disappearance of two South Dakota girls.

Full Story
Remains Found In Car Are Missing Girls

4/15/2014 1:39 PM

After more than 40 years, the families of two missing teenage girls now know what happened to them.

Full Story
Strange Haze Covers Sioux Falls

4/12/2014 5:03 PM

A strange haze with a foul odor hung over the City of Sioux Falls today.

Full Story


KELOLAND TV: 501 S. Phillips Avenue, Sioux Falls, SD 57104
Phone: 605.336.1100 · Breaking News call: 1-800-888-5356
Web Site Design and Custom Programming By: Lawrence & Schiller© 2014 KELO-TV -- KELOLAND.COM -- ALL RIGHTS RESERVED