Sioux Falls Begging People to Fill Thousands of Vacant Jobs

Need a job?

Need a job?

Sioux Falls just needs bodies at this point.

The city recently launched the website in a desperate attempt to attract workers to the backwater metropolis.

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Right now the city has more than 2,000 open positions. More than 77 percent of the jobs are full-time, and the top five sectors are professional, tech, retail, health care and transportation.

"This effort is long overdue and desperately needed in our community," Mayor Mike Huether wrote in a press release. "I'm reminded daily of the thousands of jobs that remain unfilled, which means businesses are leaving opportunity on the table."

Billboards showing Huether's smiling face next to copy that reads, "Welcome to Sioux Falls! Thousands of jobs waiting for you" will go up soon in Minneapolis in a brazen attempt to poach our brightest minds.

If you want to stick around Minneapolis, you could take your genius idea to the Shark Tank tryouts at Mystic Lake Casino and University of Minnesota later this month.

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