Bel Brands
Brookings Health System
Science & Technology
Advanced Manufacturing
Daktronics
Construction

Workforce

Highly Educated & Diverse Pipeline

With South Dakota State University graduating 2500 students each year and businesses hiring both skilled labor and professional positions, the Brookings region's workforce is diverse and constantly growing. From machinists to microbiologists, opportunities exist in every field.

25% population increase since 2005

8.9% job growth rate from 2012-2016

95% of residents have a high school diploma

41% of residents have a bachelors' degree

 Median age of residents - 26.4

Major Employers

Company & Total Employees

  • South Dakota State University - 4463
  • Daktronics - 1600
  • 3M - 1100
  • Hy-Vee Food Store - 690
  • Larson Manufacturing - 516
  • Brookings Health System - 502
  • Walmart - 425
  • Aramark - 405
  • Brookings School District - 400
  • Twin City Fan - 299
  • Bel Brands - 290
  • City of Brookings - 282
  • Fishback Financial Corporation - 239
  • Brookings Municipal Utilities - 230
  • United Living Community - 215
  • Swiftel Center - 213
  • Falcon Plastics - 193
  • Boys and Girls Club - 180
  • Advance - 155
  • Avera Brookings Medical Clinic - 149

Employer Resources

  • Job Postings - List your job openings for free on www.liveinbrookings.com!
  • Dakota Seeds - Internship grant opportunities to build a pipeline of well-qualified employees.
  • SD WINS - Workforce initiative aimed at preparing youth, training for skilled jobs and recruiting workers to the state.

Ready to find out more? Contact us today!

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