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Poll: Jobs Are Available In South Dakota

February 15, 2012, 6:20 PM by Kelly Bartnick

Poll: Jobs Are Available In South Dakota
SIOUX FALLS, SD - A national poll organization is telling the nation something South Dakotans already know.

There are jobs here. Lots of them. A new poll by the Gallup organization ranks South Dakota in the top ten states where people who say their employers are likely to hire than fire workers. 

"It's real comfortable. I love it. I've always wanted to have my own place," Mike Haskett, who just hopened M.B. Haskett Delicatessen on Phillips Avenue in Sioux Falls, said.

And as a new business owner Haskett is keeping an eye on his bottom line. That's why as of right now he's hired just three employees. That may be good because in South Dakota, employees are hard to come by. It's something Haskett has experienced while managing other restaurants.

"They had a hard time with people coming in from out of state and then realizing it's as desolate as it is," Haskett said. "At this time it makes sense to me that someone would pack up and move."

Haskett went to culinary school on the east coast. He worked in Minneapolis-St. Paul, Seattle, and Colorado before coming back to South Dakota two years ago. In an industry as specialized as his, he knows trained cooks are scarce in the midwest.

"On one hand, it's not that big of a problem because we're midwesterners and like comfort food. But there are people that like fine dining as well," Haskett said.

That could be the reason why so many employers are more likely to hire than fire - they take advantage of any chance to snatch up someone with skill. 

The poll ranks North Dakota at number one and Iowa at number three.

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