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SD Advantage Wraps Up Job Tour

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SD Advantage Wraps Up Job Tour

The Advantage South Dakota 2013 jobs showcase tour wrapped up last night in Yankton. The two day bus tour took job recruiters to a number of towns in eastern South Dakota. It was sponsored in part by Northwestern Energy.

Doug Erickson with Key Staffing in Sioux Falls said he learned a lot on the tour…

Erickson says while Sioux Falls is still a job magnet, he can see many opportunities in the smaller cities and towns they toured……

Jerry Bertsch, with Northwestern Energy, said they wanted to bring these important groups together…….Bertsch said they have a continued interest in economic growth in their service area……

Bertsch says they are committed to economic development in the communities they serve.

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