SD Labor Secretary Discusses Youth Participation

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25 Apr 2018


Education

South Dakota is trying to stem the trend of falling labor participation amongst the state’s youth.

Tuesday, Marcia Hultman, secretary of the South Dakota Department of Labor and Regulation, gave a presentation at Yankton’s RTEC on the state’s efforts to address the concern.

"We’ve changed," Hultman said. "Our kids are a lot busier — they’re busier in school activities and organized sports and year-round training. Those aren’t bad things, but I do think we need to re-prioritize the importance of work and learning about the value of work, and engage kids and get some balance in their lives."

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