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.


66° 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
Back to all news

Politics

Find local businesses
on the KELO Pages!

 

Business Says It Was Excluded From SD Wins

March 15, 2012, 5:56 PM by Kelly Bartnick

Business Says It Was Excluded From SD Wins
SIOUX FALLS, SD -

It's been touted as the state's newest workforce initiative program. South Dakota Wins trains workers for certain hard to fill jobs, and it also provides incentives for new workers moving to the state for those jobs. But a Sioux Falls business says she doesn't win with South Dakota Wins.

Glenda Sorum knows there are job vacancies to fill across the state. Her Snelling Personnel Services branch in Sioux Falls works to do that.

"We're very good. And we have a record of bringing good people back to South Dakota and we do that without the help of the government's office. So it'd be nice if we had the governor's office backing us up doing that for companies," Sorum said.

She believes she's been left out of the South Dakota Wins program, specifically the part of the program that gives incentives to workers who move into the state for manufacturing, engineering, financial services and information technology positions. Those are all positions Snelling Personnel Services works to fill.

"Basically, they're going to take business away from us. And they're telling us they're going to take business away from us," Sorum said.

The program awarded a staffing contract to Manpower.  A spokesman for Governor Dennis Daugaard's office said people were notified, and 120 vendors received notices. Six of them put in bids. Four of those were South Dakota companies.

"It's not unusual when we award a big bid for people after the fact to say, 'How come I didn't know?' That's a good reminder for the vendors that if you want to do business, you need to do that so you can get registered and we can send you that information when it's something you'd be interested in," Governor Daugaard's Chief of Staff Dusty Johnson said.

Sorum says her business is on a list of people who are supposed to be notified and has been in the past. But that didn't happen.

"When you're told you don't get a chance, that's when I have a problem. Or when I get told money is going to come out of my pocket on two sides of the fence, my tax dollars and the money I'm making in my business. I'm gonna get hit twice. Not just once," Sorum said.

Representatives for Daugaard say they are working on a plan that may include other staffing agencies in the process, but nothing has been put in place yet.

Previous Story

Next Story


Comments





RELATED STORIES
Sponsored
Find Local Businesses on KELO Pages!

View politics

You may also like

Watertown Preparing For Presidential Visit

4/24/2015 5:00 PM

In just two weeks, President Barack Obama will arrive in Watertown.  He's giving a speech at Lake Area Technical Institute's graduation c...

Full Story | Watch
SD Law Bars EB-5 Loan Firm's Past Tax Liability Disclosure

4/21/2015 6:02 PM

The Revenue Department says state law prohibits it from disclosing whether the department decides to pursue back taxes from a company set up to recrui...

Full Story
MN Lawmakers Consider Lifting Silencer Ban

4/24/2015 11:29 AM

Minnesota lawmakers are moving forward to lift a ban on gun silencers even as Governor Mark Dayton has promised a veto.

Full Story
Providing Better Tools To Predict Weather

4/22/2015 6:08 PM

Trobec is pushing for better weather technology and more communication on Capitol Hill at "Weathering the Storm: How Can We Better Communicate We...

Full Story | Watch
MN Senate Tax Plan Far Slimmer Than House

4/27/2015 10:01 AM

Their proposal unveiled Monday contains about one-tenth of the $2 billion in relief sought by their House counterparts and comes about it in a far dif...

Full Story


Events