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Nominations being sought!

The South Dakota Board of Vocational Rehabilitation (BVR), Board of Service to the Blind and Visually Impaired (BSBVI) and the Statewide Independent Living Council (SILC) are now accepting nominations for vacant board/council positions.

Individuals are selected based upon their personal qualifications, experience and specific position requirements of each board/council.

Cover memo and nomination forms:  2017 Nomination Packet for BVR SILC BSBVI for website.doc


Looking for employees? This video, featuring three South Dakota retail employees with disabilities and their employers shows you why your workforce should include people with disabilities.

(South Dakota Retailers Association)




Watertown Job Fair


6th Annual Watertown Radio Spring and Seasonal Job Fair

March 21 2:00 pm – 6:00 pm


County Fair Banquet Hall located at 14 2nd Street SE


Watertown Radio and the SD Department of Labor and Regulation have teamed up to host the 6th Annual Watertown Radio Spring and Seasonal Job Fair at the County Fair Banquet Hall (14 2nd Street SE). This event is open to all area employers and job seekers.  For more information, contact Watertown Radio at 605.886.8444 or Lisa Johnson with the Watertown Job Service at 605.882.5131. 



Phillip - Badlands Bad River Regional Job Fair and Business Expo


March 28 1:00 pm – 6:00 pm

Phillip School Fine Arts Building located at 330 Scottie Ave


Employers, contact the Badlands Bad River Regional Economic Development Partnership (605.279.2658 or 605.441.2059) for more information and a registration form.  The deadline to register as a participating employer is March 14; registration fee increases from $100 to $150 beginning March 1st



American Greetings

Part Time Position in Pierre

Read Announcement - American Greeting Pierre Position.pdf

Position Description - https://sjobs.brassring.com/TGnewUI/Search/Home/Home?partnerid=25519&siteid=5215##jobDetails=1870262



The Occupational Outlook Handbook can help you find

career information on duties, education and training, pay, and outlook for hundreds of occupations. 


Check it out at:  https://www.bls.gov/ooh/

  • Browse Occupations by highest paying, fastest growing and most new jobs


  • Browse Resources – Frequently asked questions, Teachers Guide, and Career Outlook.




OMD Issues Updated Voluntary Self-Identification of Disability Form


The U.S. Office of Management and Budget (OMB) has renewed the

Voluntary Self-Identification of Disability Form, with a new expiration date

of January 31, 2020. The previous form expired January 31, 2017.

Federal contractors must either download the renewed form or update their

electronic version of the form to reflect the new date.

The updated form can be found on the Office of Federal Contract

Compliance Programs website at: https://www.dol.gov/ofccp/regs/compliance/sec503/Self_ID_Forms/SelfIDForms.htm?utm_campaign=reengage2B&utm_medium=email&utm_source=govdelivery


Scam Alert: Dangerous W-2 Phishing Scam Targets Restaurants, Schools, Hospitals,

Tribal Groups and Others

From South Dakota Retailers Association website.

To read more:  https://www.sdra.org/article.asp?action2=showArticle&id=12365&ty=GEN


Resume Help





The following YouTube video was in the

SD Bureau of Human Resources Newsletter





Getting back to work: Returning to the labor force after an absence




Sioux Falls Business Resource Network

honors Sioux Falls School District Child Nutrition Services with

Disability Friendly Recognition Program Award





ABLE Accounts: 10 Things You Should Know

What is an ABLE account?


ABLE Accounts, which are tax-advantaged savings accounts for individuals with disabilities and their families, will be created as a result of the passage of the Stephen Beck Jr., Achieving a Better Life Experience Act of 2014 or better known as the ABLE Act. The beneficiary of the account is the account owner, and income earned by the accounts will not be taxed. Contributions to the account made by any person (the account beneficiary, family and friends) will be made using post-taxed dollars and will not be tax deductible, although some states may allow for state income tax deductions for contribution made to an ABLE account.


What are ABLE Accounts -  https://youtu.be/mMygkeBfJYg


Shop the States to Choose the Best ABLE Program for You!   http://ablenrc.org/state_compare/


To learn more go to:  http://ablenrc.org/








The U.S Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) has issued a new resource document that addresses the rights of employees with disabilities who seek leave as a reasonable accommodation under the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 (ADA). The document is entitled Employer Provided Leave and the Americans with Disabilities Act -   https://www.eeoc.gov/eeoc/publications/ada-leave.cfm?utm_content=&utm_medium=email&utm_name=&utm_source=govdelivery&utm_term=



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