South Dakota Job Search and LMI Center back online after external, vendor-related outage

PIERRE, S.D.(DRGNews)- The Department of Labor and Regulation’s SDWORKS jobs database and virtual labor market information system are back online following a nationwide disruption in service from the site’s vendor Geographic Solutions, Inc.

The outage at GSI started June 26, 2022, with service restored to South Dakota systems Monday. GSI has indicated this attack affected only access to GSI online systems.

Labor and Regulation Secretary Marcia Hultman says the SDWORKS website is a valuable resource for job seekers and employers. She says there are thousands of jobs posted and Job Service office staff are available to assist job seekers with a wide variety of services and programs.

Hultman says employers can also resume using SDWORKS as a recruiting tool to post jobs and screen applicants. She says Job Service employees are also available to assist employers with setting up an account on the website or with posting job vacancies.

The virtual labor market data system for finding workforce data ranging from occupational wages to unemployment rates is also back online. Call the Labor Market Information Center at 605-626-2314 for assistance.

The department’s website and the reemployment assistance program site were not impacted by the outage.