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SD lawmakers ask Daugaard administration for workforce development details

PIERRE (AP) -- South Dakota lawmakers say they need better information on how well state agencies are training and recruiting the workers needed by key industries.

Members of the Legislative Planning Committee say there's no central source of information about workforce development in the state. They say that once lawmakers know what state agencies, schools and other organizations are doing to provide workers needed for critical jobs, the Legislature can do a better job of setting workforce development policies.

The committee is asking state agencies and other organizations for suggestions on how their performance should be judged in terms of recruiting and training workers. The legislative panel then will set benchmarks the Legislature can use to determine the success of such programs.