By Associated Press - Wednesday, August 12, 2015

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) - The City of Pierre says it’s putting together a student internship program and a local workforce development council to fight worker shortage concerns.

Pierre Mayor Laurie Gill says it’s time to take action on the shortage.

The student internship program is expected to align students from area high schools with businesses in Pierre and Fort Pierre.

The local workforce development council will attempt to better understand issues surrounding the current worker shortage and suggest solutions.

Gill says she’s excited to see the results of the measures.

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