Lake Area Jobs

In Madison, you’ll discover a progressive community nestled between two lakes. Located 50 miles northwest of Sioux Falls, South Dakota’s largest city, Madison possesses small town hospitality with an unmistakable energy.

With a prosperous manufacturing center, reputable healthcare system, thriving schools, full-service community center, nationally-recognized state university and limitless outdoor recreational activities, Madison is full of opportunities and offers an unmatched quality of life. All we need is you!

The following companies are currently seeking qualified workers to fill positions at their Madison locations and surrounding area. Check them out today. The perfect job may be waiting for you!

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Executive Director

The Interlakes Area United Way is looking for an Executive Director. The position would require 15-20 hours per week. Plans for and administers the program that follows the mission statement and goals. Recommends and/or assists the board with policies for the effective and economical operation of the organization. Makes sure legal and membership obligations are met. Helps plan budgets and directs financial operations. Works closely with the board of directors to development business relationships, increase community involvement, and sustain programs funded by the organization. Will make recommendations for potential new programs and helps with collaborating with entities in the area who may be able to help. Perform public relations; personal contact, public presentations, social media, and seek potential events for public awareness. Work closely with a board of directors to help recruit members and retain members. Must have computer skills: Microsoft office and excel. Previous experience in supervisory or management or closely related and the ability to get along well with others. This is 15-20 hours per week, with some availability during the day to make business and agency contacts.

Apply by resume and cover letter by email or mail.

Interlakes Area United Way
P.O. Box 132
Madison, SD 57042
Open Date: 11/07/2016

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Employment Resources

SD Department of Labor & Regulation - Madison
223 S. VanEps Avenue, Suite 101
Madison, SD 57042
(605) 256-5300

If you or your family are affected by plant layoffs or closure, please visit the South Dakota Department of Labor's information page here.


Madison Daily Leader
214 S Egan Avenue
Madison, SD 57042
(605) 256-4555


National Career Readiness Certificate (NCRC)
The NCRC is a portable, national credential verifying to employers, anywhere in the United States, that an individual has essential core employability skills in Applied Mathematics, Locating Information and Reading for Information. This easily understood and nationally valued credential certifies attainment of these employability skills at a Bronze, Silver, Gold or Platinum level of achievement.

To earn a National Career Readiness Certificate, individuals must successfully complete assessments that measure cognitive abilities, examining some of the "real world" foundational skills critical to job success. ACT (the college testing company) has researched more than 16,000 occupations, concluding that these three skills are very important for almost any occupation--skilled or professional--at any level of education.
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Experience Works
SD Department of Labor - Madison
223 S. VanEps Avenue, Suite 101
Madison, SD 57042
Contact: Jeanie Monette
(605) 256-5300
Experience Works helps low-income seniors, with multiple barriers to employment, get the training they need to find good jobs in their local communities.

Experience Works is a national, charitable, community-based organization. Originally named Green Thumb, and chartered in 1965 as a small, rural demonstration program, Experience Works has grown to be the nation’s leading provider of training, employment, and community service for low-income older people.


South Dakota Board of Regents
306 East Capitol Avenue Suite 200
Pierre, SD 57501-2545
(605) 773-3455


State of South Dakota Bureau of Personnel
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Dakota Roots
Dakota Roots is a part of the SD Department of Labor & Regulation. If you are registered or working with the SDDOLR, you are already in the system for Dakota Roots.

"Dakota Roots will grow the South Dakota workforce by encouraging those with ties to the state to return - to live, grow, and build...Dakota Roots is for anyone interested in making a home in South Dakota and for anyone interested in helping family and friends find a rewarding career in our state."


Dakota Seeds
Internships and assistantships are a great way to help fill your temporary workforce needs and establish a pipeline for permanent employees. To promote such internships and assistantships, the Dakota Seeds Program has been established. Internships are opportunities for undergraduate students while assistantships are directed toward graduate and high school students. The Dakota Seeds Program provides this central website where you can post internship and assistantship opportunities, giving you access to students at all of the technical institutes, colleges and universities. When it comes to choosing the students for your position, that choice is left entirely up to you.

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