JobsinBrookings.com

Organization providing assistance to local businesses, employees affected by COVID-19 Brookings Economic Development Corporation (BEDC) has launched a new online resource center in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. This center, located at jobsinbrookings.com, is designed to help connect displaced workers looking for immediate employment with Brookings area employers who are still hiring temporary, short-term and…

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South Dakota State University President Barry Dunn announced today two dual credit scholarships for high school juniors and seniors in South Dakota, including one for low-income students. The Jackrabbit Access College Early Scholarship will be available to qualified high school juniors and seniors from low-income families. The Jackrabbit Journey Scholarship will provide financial assistance to…

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The Bureau of Labor and Statistics projects that the job outlook for data scientists will grow faster than average until the year 2028. For individuals looking to enter the field, Discoverdatascience.org ranked South Dakota State University No. 1 for the nation’s most affordable master’s program in data science. Discoverdatascience.org reviewed tuition costs from more than 75 schools…

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Project made possible by $193,256 Community Innovation Grant from the Bush Foundation Brookings is taking a comprehensive look at workplace diversity and inclusion, and its findings and potential solutions could serve as a role model across the region. The two-year Deliberating Diversity project, made possible with a $193,256 Community Innovation Grant from the Bush Foundation,…

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Brookings High School administrators are proposing the creation of a new alternative high school to help the district deal with a rising number of failing grades, truancies and other issues. At the Jan. 29 Brookings School Board meeting, BHS Principal Paul von Fischer and Vice Principal Shelly Jensen presented statistics about failing and truant students…

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The City of Brookings, Brookings Area Chamber of Commerce, Brookings Economic Development Corporation, and the Brookings School District are formally opposing any legislation that targets the LGBTQ community, the entities announced Tuesday morning. “The City of Brookings and those partners listed herein specifically oppose Senate Bills 88, 93, and 109 and House Bills 1057 and…

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Brookings Economic Development Corporation

Brookings County residents using child care or planning to use child care in the future are asked to complete survey by February 17th Projections show businesses in Brookings will continue to grow. Currently, there are more than 1,200 job opportunities available within the county. Additionally, 716 jobs are projected to be created by 2022 according…

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Brookings Economic Development Corporation

Study measures economic strength and vitality of communities A research report by Policom Corporation has identified Brookings as the 16th best performing micropolitan in the United States. A micropolitan area has a population of at least 10,000 but fewer than 50,000, and there are 542 micropolitan statistical areas in the country. Policom specializes in studying…

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Brookings Economic Development Corporation

Al Heuton, executive director of Brookings Economic Development Corporation (BEDC), has announced the hiring of Sarah Hauge as the Director of Workforce Development for the organization.  “Sarah will begin her position with BEDC on January 6,” said Heuton. “One of her primary goals will be to build upon existing relationships with key partners and employers…

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