CBS News (02/29/12) Kristi Eaton
Unemployment in South Dakota is about half the U.S. average, and businesses there are expanding. As a result, the state is facing a worker shortage. To help remedy the problem, South Dakota Gov. Dennis Daugaard will sign legislation authorizing the state to hire ManpowerGroup to bring in 1,000 out-of-state workers and convince former South Dakota residents who left the state to return. ManpowerGroup will begin recruiting workers starting April 1, says Robert Meyer, the staffing firm’s branch manager in Sioux Falls. The staffing firm will concentrate on recruiting a broad array of workers in manufacturing, engineering, and informational technology—from unskilled workers at the production level to highly skilled welders and machinists and professionals.