Yankton had a chance to celebrate philanthropy in a big way Tuesday.
On this day, the South Dakota chapter of the Association of Fundraising Professionals brought its annual Celebration of National Philanthropy Awards Luncheon to Yankton for the first time — and Yankton ended up being well represented.
Two mainstays in local philanthropy — Larry and Diane Ness —were recognized with the group’s Outstanding Philanthropists Award.
During their acceptance of the award, Larry Ness praised the gathered crowd of area leaders who have done much to contribute to the ideals of philanthropy.
“It’s not about the amount,” Ness said. “It’s about doing the thing...
Other school districts are looking to copy Yankton’s successful internship program.
Wednesday, the Yankton School District (YSD) hosted the first of several “CTE: See It In Action!” days set for the 2019-2020 school year by the South Dakota Department of Education. These events are intended to give participants a first-hand look at the top-notch internship programs school districts are providing across the state, as well as a chance to talk with the host districts’ staff and community partners about how to implement specific programs.
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If you want to learn how to make more money without a college degree, look to Yankton. If you do not have a college degree and are tired of working for low wages, going back to school is not your only option. Moving to Yankton is one of the best things you can do if you want a higher paying job, lower cost of living and an amazing life. Plus, securing a job in Yankton without a college degree is easy. We have many employers that are looking for experience, not just an education. Your time in previous jobs, on-the-jo...
Workers who are searching for ‘manufacturing jobs near me’ after being laid off should look to Yankton. Though the economy is booming nationwide, there are organizations that are slashing jobs, creating job seekers interested in the manufacturing sector. For example, Kraft Heinz. In a statement, “Kraft Heinz said it expects to cut 400 hourly jobs this year as part of a global restructuring program… The restructuring program, which is focused on workforce reduction and factory closures, is seeking to cut 1,800 hourly positions worldwide” (Channick, 2019).
Kraft Heinz is not the only one who is cutting their global workforce. Nissan announce...
Finding low cost of living in the U.S. is critical for millennials who are living paycheck to paycheck and looking to create some financial breathing room. In Schwab’s 2019 Wealth Report, the company found that 62% of millennials are living paycheck to paycheck and only 38% consider themselves to be financially stable (Leonhardt, 2019).
It’s simple math. The best way to stop living paycheck to paycheck and to save is to earn more or spend less, and when possible – both. For millennials who cannot yet command a higher salary, relocating out of high-cost urban areas is often the best answer.
Yankton city officials had been expecting a tough fall for sales tax revenues in 2019.
Yet, it’s looking like this perceived gloom and doom may not be the case, at least through October.
During a media preview a couple of weeks ago, Yankton City finance Officer Al Viereck said official revenue numbers have yet to be released by the state.
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his map shows the real value of $100 in each state. You can also see the real value of $100 in your metro area. Prices for the same goods are often much cheaper in the more rural areas of states like Missouri or Ohio than they are around large cities in states like New York or California. As a result, the same amount of cash can buy you comparatively more in a low-price state than in a high-price state.
The U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis has been measuring this phenomenon for four years now; it recently published its data for prices in 2017. Usin...
A recent study done by the financial technology company, SmartAsset, found that Yankton ranks as the #7 best place to retire in South Dakota. The study is based on factors related to taxes, healthcare, and social options.
Per the US Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), more people are working in their later years compared to the past, a trend that is expected to continue. Yankton offers a wide variety of work opportunities including part-time jobs and volunteer positions, which are a great fit for people who are retired and looking to stay occupied. The ability to remain a part of a community'...
A Yankton manufacturer is adding a new tool to an already robust toolbox for helping students discover a new career.
This spring, Applied Engineering was approved by the state to begin offering an apprenticeship program.
Applied Engineering General Manager Justin Schramm told the Press & Dakotan that the program adds to the opportunities already offered by Applied Engineering through Lake Area Tech and Build Dakota scholarships.
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