The Workforce Diversity Network of the Black Hills (WDNBH) receives financial support from the South Dakota Department of Human Services, Vocational Rehabilitation Services through a grant process. These sponsorships allow the WDNBH to participate in activities and trainings that support employers in the hiring and retention of individuals with disabilities that are not covered under the grant.
As businesses, it's important to understand the importance of public transportation and employees with disabilities.
Rapid City Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO) is working with RTS to develop the Rapid Transit Development Plan. The document will provide a vision for transit in the region over the next 5 to 10 years with an emphasis on future needs and sustainable growth. City officials indicate the Transit Development Plan will report on existing conditions, public feedback, community needs, and recommendations for how RTS should align services to meet the needs of a growing region.
We understand that a healthy workforce is inclusive of individuals with disabilities and how these individuals can improve your business and your bottom line. We offer free education and consulting to businesses on hiring and retaining individuals who are or have become disabled. Did you know that more than 53 million Americans have a disability and 1 out of 4 of us will be disabled in our working lifetime?