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SD Focus: Workforce Development Since the Pandemic

Season 27 Episode 11 | 58m 54s

A low unemployment rate coupled with lingering effects of the pandemic means many South Dakota employers are looking for workers. Learn from economists and business owners about the workforce needs in South Dakota, and hear how small-town Freeman is thriving in an otherwise challenging economy.

Aired: 05/25/22
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Extras
Stories of how SD high school graduates decide what's next.
Current foster families and former foster children share their stories.
The overlap between child trauma research and juvenile justice policy approaches in SD.
Better pay and expanding the pipeline are potential solutions to the teacher shortage.
The child care crisis continues, and some are looking to lawmakers for solutions.
The earliest years of a child's life can have lifelong impacts on learning.
How support for children has evolved in 50 years, and where we have room to grow.
Limited access to child care has an impact on the state's workforce shortage.
An overview on the challenges of accessing prenatal healthcare.
Learn the health impacts of isolation and how to support the young people in your life.
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Stories of how SD high school graduates decide what's next.
Current foster families and former foster children share their stories.
The overlap between child trauma research and juvenile justice policy approaches in SD.
Better pay and expanding the pipeline are potential solutions to the teacher shortage.
The child care crisis continues, and some are looking to lawmakers for solutions.
The earliest years of a child's life can have lifelong impacts on learning.
How support for children has evolved in 50 years, and where we have room to grow.
Limited access to child care has an impact on the state's workforce shortage.
An overview on the challenges of accessing prenatal healthcare.
Learn the health impacts of isolation and how to support the young people in your life.