South Dakota Tourism Workforce

Workforce challenges are something the entire tourism industry is facing. To provide assistance in this area, the Department of Tourism has pulled together some workforce-related resources. Here you can find listings for tourism and hospitality jobs throughout the state, mentorship courses for those looking to advance within their current roles within the industry, and apprenticeship information for those looking to explore their options within tourism. You’ll also find information about travel’s essential role in economic development within South Dakota and your community. Your part, no matter how big or small, matters and we thank you for being a part of our team!

Below, we start with resources for workers/job seekers/students, followed by resources for employers.
 

Resources for workers/job seekers/students

South Dakota Department of Labor & Regulation

South Dakota Governor's Office of Economic Development

  • Dakota Seeds - internship program that connects students with employers
     

Build Dakota Scholarship Fund

U.S. Department of Labor

  • Apprenticeship.gov - learn about becoming an apprentice to get started in or shift your career
     

South Dakota Department of Tourism

 

Resources for employers

South Dakota Department of Labor & Regulation

  • WeekofWork.sd.gov - participate in introducing middle and high school students to career opportunities
     

South Dakota Governor's Office of Economic Development

  • Workforce Development - access money to train employees who require additional skills due to company growth
     

U.S. Department of Labor

U.S. Travel Association

South Dakota Department of Tourism

 

 

FOR INFORMATION

For more information about or with questions regarding workforce topics, please contact Wanda Goodman, Deputy Secretary, at 605-773-3301 or [email protected].