The new school year could bring new jobs for students at Southeast Technical Institute.
The South Dakota Department of Labor hosted a job fair today for Southeast Tech students looking for part-time work. With such a low unemployment rate in Sioux Falls, local businesses are casting as wide a net as possible for applicants.
"It is tough to fill these jobs and that's why we're outsourcing with stuff like this. I'm working with a couple of other organizations to start bringing more people in," Jessica Wentzel with Home Depot said.
"Last night, I did my resume. It took me like an hour and a half. Put some stuff in there that hopefully will land me a nice job for this year," Southeast Tech Student Hunter Smith said.
Students say they hope the part-time jobs will eventually lead to full-time employment.
The fields ranged from retail to health care to financial services. Some of the companies say new hires from the job fair could be working as soon as next week.