by Grand Forks Herald
May 22, 2011 at 5:07 pm in Grand Forks Herald
A tight national job market is squeezing the summer job market for high school and college students. Continue Reading
Tags: Bureau of Labor Statistics, Business, economy, Employment, GF and EGF, Job Service North Dakota, recession, Unemployment 5 Comments »
No good jobs, work 2 days buy a tank of gas. Work the rest of the week to pay 1/3 of your rent.
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Got to start somewhere. Its a lot more respectable to take what work you can get as opposed to sitting at home accepting welfare or standing on a corner begging.
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It’s better than no job at all in another part of the country, which was the point of the article.
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There may be lots of job oppurtunities but the wage scale here is not where it should be.This is the land of the 8 dollar an hour job.This community suffers from not having enough industry to drive the wage up.Who wants to work in a fast food resteraunt or retail store the rest of their lives.North Dakota needs to be unionized to better protect employees and to also give them the wage they deserve.
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True. In Grand Forks the vast number of jobs are in the service industry, which assures them to be low-paying. A while back it came out that ND had the highest per capita rate of two spouse employment, and the highest rate of multi-job employment. I’m no great fan of unions, but years ago, during the Simplot strike, it came out that a 20-year employee there with a high school diploma was making more than a 20-year full professor at UND.
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