Wednesday, September 16, 2015

Solutions to Improve Sioux Falls' Workforce

By Brady Mallory

According to a new report from a workforce strategy task force, wages are up across the board in Sioux Falls. That is because managers and business owners are raising pay in order to fill jobs.

"We're on the hunt. It's a struggle," Mike McGreevy, MacKenzie River Pizza general manager, said. "You'll see signs for fast food restaurants, starting at $10, $11 and $12 per hour, which some would call that a living wage."

You can spot "Help Wanted" all over the city. These two little words can create big problems for bosses who are trying to staff their businesses.

"Most of the professional people we ask don't know very much about the overall economy. They only know they can't find the right person for the job," Mac Holladay, Market Street Services, said.

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