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Posts tagged as “wages”

Call Center Picks Omaha, Twin Cities Metros over Vermillion

My neighbors have promoted the idea of bringing a call center to Madison to boost the local economy. Alas, just like Midco picking North Dakota over South Dakota in May, Stream Global Services finds our income-taxy neighbors Iowa and Minnesota…

Food Stamp Expansion Mitigates Wealth-Hoarding by “Job Creators”

In response to yesterday's post on Matt Varilek's proper support of food stamps (the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, SNAP), I heard a Facebook commenter fulminate about the "crazy increase" in food stamp enrollment. Sure, more people are using food stamps,…

Low Pay Sandbags Economic Growth in South Dakota

South Dakota employers are struggling to fill 10,000 skilled jobs. The lack of workers is costing businesses like Trail King in Mitchell and Sioux Steel in Sioux Falls the chance to fill more orders and make more money. What's holding…

$8000 Bonus for New Math/Science Teachers? Wrong on Every Level

Governor Dennis Daugaard continues to demonstrate the absolute absence of principle or consistency in his education reforms. In the new "compromise" version of HB 1234 (wait: compromise? how is it compromise when the Governor keeps every one of his bad…

USD Med School Shows How to Reverse Brain Drain: Pay Higher Wages

Board of Regents data suggest that South Dakota continues to suffer from brain drain. But the Board of Regents understands exactly how to reverse that brain drain: increase the salaries we pay by 32%: Dr. Mary Nettleman, 55, becomes dean…

Labor Shortage in James River Valley; Solve with Higher Wages

Need work? Got skills? Then head for the James River Valley. A "Workforce Summit" at Mitchell Technical Institute today will address, among other issues, a shortage of more than 500 mostly manufacturing workers. The James River runs (slowly) from Brown…