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North Dakota touts jobs, but finding right fit poses challenge

August 8, 2014 in Uncategorized

FARGO —State officials are beckoning outsiders to “Find the Good Life” in North Dakota, touting 20,000-plus job openings for six straight months.
But what are those jobs? Where are those jobs? And how much do they pay?
Those are questions som…continue reading on thedickinsonpress.com

Out-of-state resumes drop, but growth expected to continue

December 7, 2013 in Uncategorized

The number of out-of-state job seekers posting resumes to the North Dakota Job Service database has dropped by about two-thirds from its peak in January 2012, but this in no way indicates that growth in North Dakota is slowing.
While North Dakota st…continue reading on thedickinsonpress.com

Out-of-state resumes drop, but growth expected to continue

December 7, 2013 in Uncategorized

The number of out-of-state job seekers posting resumes to the North Dakota Job Service database has dropped by about two-thirds from its peak in January 2012, but this in no way indicates that growth in North Dakota is slowing.
While North Dakota st…continue reading on thedickinsonpress.com

Job Service one of few ND agencies to see budget drop in past decade

November 10, 2013 in Uncategorized

BISMARCK — If there’s one loser amid the state’s huge government spending spree, it’s Job Service North Dakota.
The state’s portal for job openings, unemployment insurance and labor market information is one of just a handful of state agen…continue reading on thedickinsonpress.com

Job Service one of few ND agencies to see budget drop in past decade

November 9, 2013 in Uncategorized

BISMARCK — If there’s one loser amid the state’s huge government spending spree, it’s Job Service North Dakota. The state’s portal for job openings, unemployment insurance and labor market information is one of just a handful of state agenc…continue reading on thedickinsonpress.com

Books or Boom? High wages in Oil Patch attract gradates, but colleges still have pull

May 26, 2012 in The Dickinson Press

BISMARCK Lisa Douglas was a little shocked when her son told her what he wanted to do after high school graduation.
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Stark County mining, oil, gas wages steadily increasing

March 8, 2012 in The Dickinson Press

Stark County companies pay the big bucks for mining and oil and gas extraction. The county paid the highest wages in the third quarter of 2011, allowing employees to pocket more than $2,000 a week, according to a Job Service North Dakota report released Tuesday. Continue Reading

North Dakota adds 61,000 jobs in a decade

July 18, 2011 in Grand Forks Herald

A Job Service analysis shows that North Dakota ended the decade with more than 430,000 workers. That’s up more than 61,000 since the year 2000 and an increase equal to the population of Bismarck, the state’s second-biggest city. Continue Reading

North Dakota adds 61,000 jobs in a decade

July 18, 2011 in Grand Forks Herald

A Job Service analysis shows that North Dakota ended the decade with more than 430,000 workers. That’s up more than 61,000 since the year 2000 and an increase equal to the population of Bismarck, the state’s second-biggest city. Continue Reading