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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

Fargo area lacks 2-year degrees: Business people stress more collaboration with schools, businesses

August 2, 2014 in Uncategorized

FARGO — With a booming economy and low unemployment, the Fargo area needs more workers with associate degrees and certificates, particularly in the health, finance and IT fields, according to a North Dakota University System report.
Echoing a nati…continue reading on thedickinsonpress.com

Fargo area lacks 2-year degrees: Business people stress more collaboration with schools, businesses

August 2, 2014 in Uncategorized

FARGO — With a booming economy and low unemployment, the Fargo area needs more workers with associate degrees and certificates, particularly in the health, finance and IT fields, according to a North Dakota University System report.
Echoing a nati…continue reading on thedickinsonpress.com

Report: SD economic index ‘plummets’ in July, Midwest region declines

August 1, 2014 in Uncategorized

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — A monthly economic survey index for nine Midwestern and Plains states remained in positive territory despite dropping from a three-year high point a month earlier, a report released Friday said.

The overall Mid-America Busin…continue reading on mitchellrepublic.com

Stark County has second-most oil jobs

July 30, 2014 in Uncategorized

By Katherine Lymn
klymn@thedickinsonpress.com
Stark County isn’t in the highest ranks of oil-producing counties, but it is for oil-related jobs.
Likely because of companies based in Dickinson, Stark County surpassed three of the top four top oil…continue reading on thedickinsonpress.com

Giesen appointed to lead Job Service North Dakota

June 23, 2014 in Uncategorized

BISMARCK – Gov. Jack Dalrymple announced Monday he has appointed Cheri Giesen to be executive director of Job Service North Dakota.

Giesen, who will begin her position in early July, will lead the state’s workforce agency that has about 250 empl…continue reading on thedickinsonpress.com

Workforce recruitment campaign aims to fill N.D. job openings

March 17, 2014 in Uncategorized

BISMARCK — The North Dakota Economic Development Foundation and Lt. Gov. Drew Wrigley will announce a new statewide workforce recruitment and retention campaign Monday in Bismarck.

The public-private partnership aims to attract permanent workers …continue reading on thedickinsonpress.com

Workforce recruitment campaign aims to fill N.D. job openings

March 17, 2014 in Uncategorized

BISMARCK — The North Dakota Economic Development Foundation and Lt. Gov. Drew Wrigley will announce a new statewide workforce recruitment and retention campaign Monday in Bismarck.

The public-private partnership aims to attract permanent workers …continue reading on thedickinsonpress.com

SD state, local employees increase

March 9, 2014 in Uncategorized

South Dakota’s state and local government employment grew from 2007 to 2012.That’s according to a recent study by the U.S. Census Bureau examining federal, state and local government employment trends.In fact, five of the seven Northern Plains states…continue reading on mitchellrepublic.com

Help wanted in Mitchell

February 21, 2014 in Uncategorized

South Dakota is poised to be on “the leading edge of a national workforce issue,” according to a local development expert.

South Dakota’s businesses, including those in Mitchell and the surrounding area, have been routinely hindered in recent year…continue reading on mitchellrepublic.com