61-3-1 General purposes of departmental programs--Assistance, investigations, and research.
General purposes of departmental programs--Assistance, investigations, and research.
The secretary of labor and regulation, with the advice and aid of the advisory councils, and through
the department's appropriate divisions, shall take all appropriate steps to reduce and prevent
unemployment; to encourage and assist in the adoption of practical methods of vocational training,
retraining, and vocational guidance; to investigate, recommend, advise, and assist in the
establishment and operation by municipalities, counties, school districts, and the state of reserves
for public works to be used in times of business depression and unemployment; to promote the re-employment of unemployed workers throughout the state in every other way that may be feasible;
and to these ends to carry on and publish the results of investigations and research studies.
Source: SL 1936 (SS), ch 3, § 11 (f); SDC 1939, § 17.0810; SL 2011, ch 1 (Ex. Ord. 11-1), § 33,
eff. Apr. 12, 2011.