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Tue Oct 9, 2018, 10:28 PM

Mitchell Manufacturers Hire More Hispanic Workers

MITCHELL, S.D. (AP) Manufacturers in southeast South Dakota are looking to tap into a growing Hispanic population in a city with a low unemployment rate.

Mitchell's Hispanic or Latino population grew to about 2.7 percent in 2016, up from 1.7 percent in 2010, according to U.S. Census Bureau data. The percentage is small but significant enough to revamp local manufacturers' hiring practices, the Daily Republic reported.

The city's unemployment rate was 2.4 percent in August, according to Lori Essig, regional workforce coordinator for the Mitchell Area Development Corporation.

"It does not necessarily mean that people are employed at their dream job, but it does mean that there are more jobs than people available in our community, and so we need to look for more ways to bring more people to town," she said.

Read more: https://www.usnews.com/news/best-states/south-dakota/articles/2018-10-09/mitchell-manufacturers-hire-more-hispanic-workers

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Wed Oct 10, 2018, 12:07 AM

1. Here is a llittle side bar.

Mitchell has to compete with the likes of Norfolk and Columbus Nebraska for the same population. And to think these Towns are run by Trumpers.

And they have to compete with Brookings as well as all those smaller towns in Eastern South Dakota that are dependent on a company by the name of Bell Cheese based in Holland.

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