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Picture of 2015 Disability Employment Awareness Month proclamation, link to PDFMonth-long observation of disability-employment awareness begins Oct. 1 in SD

Events being held across state throughout October
PIERRE, SD – Gov. Dennis Daugaard continues to focus on making South Dakota a leader in employing citizens with disabilities, proclaiming October 2015 as Disability Employment Awareness Month. Events acknowledging the observation are planned across the state throughout October.

Gov. Dennis Daugaard addresses the crowd at the 2015 Governor's Awards.Governor recognizes contributions to employment of South Dakotans with disabilities

Awards recognize contributions to employment of South Dakotans with disabilities

PIERRE, S.D. – Gov. Dennis Daugaard presented awards Sept. 3 to South Dakota businesses and workers who have contributed the most in 2015 to the employment of people with disabilities. The 2015 Governor’s Awards ceremony was co-sponsored by South Dakota’s Board of Vocational Rehabilitation, Board of Service to the Blind and Visually Impaired, the Statewide Independent Living Council and the Department of Human Services.

Logo for Ability for Hire campaignSD launches campaign about benefits of hiring people with disabilities

PIERRE, S.D. – The South Dakota Department of Human Services (DHS) announced the Aug. 11 launch of its “Ability for Hire” campaign. The goal of the campaign is to promote the benefits of, as well as change public perceptions about, hiring people with disabilities. The campaign starts Aug. 11 with the debut of the website, to be followed by TV and radio outreach, informative videos, employer/employee testimonials, print materials and more.

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