SD Department of Labor gives job seeking advice

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Retail stores across the country have either gone out of business or are in the process of doing so, including businesses like Sears and Herberger's in the Rushmore Mall in Rapid City.

And that means many locals are looking for a new job.

Losing a job can mean loss of income and increased stress.

But Kara Palmer from the South Dakota Department of Labor and Regulation says the supply and demand for retail sale jobs is looking good.

She says as of February 2018, there are 18 candidates for every 54 positions in retail sales in Rapid City alone.

Palmer says they often come across clients who haven't looked for new work in a long time, so they have to relearn the expectations of job searching.

Assistant Manager Kara Palmer says, "We can also assist if you decide you want to change careers and maybe look at something different. We also can provide services in that aspect. So I just encourage people to be positive and just a reminder that the more jobs you apply for, the better chances you have of getting work., to be patient and it'll come."

If you need help finding job opportunities, call the South Dakota Department of Labor and Regulation at 605-394-2296.