Workers Needed in North Dakota

Workers Needed in North Dakota

There are 378 comments on the KXMD-TV Williston story from Mar 26, 2006, titled Workers Needed in North Dakota. In it, KXMD-TV Williston reports that:

With so many people already working -- some North Dakota employers are having a hard time finding enough employees.

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CJ Brodehl

Surrey, ND

#1 Mar 27, 2006
I don't think the whole story is being told. I have been looking for employment since last fall and I keep hearing, "you are over qualified for the position." Just exactly what does that mean?
Dusty James

Casselton, ND

#2 Mar 27, 2006
CJ Brodehl wrote:
I don't think the whole story is being told. I have been looking for employment since last fall and I keep hearing, "you are over qualified for the position." Just exactly what does that mean?
I think in means it is time to move to MN. Ya right. Good luck. Dusty
Kim Panick

Fargo, ND

#3 Apr 5, 2006
well if they would pay a little more it might be easier to get employees....
Dave Dorger

AOL

#4 Apr 6, 2006
Come on over to Wisconsin. The pay is good and jobs are plentifull.......NOT!!!!
Elizabeth Fortun

Daytona Beach, FL

#5 May 3, 2006
Dusty James wrote:
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I think in means it is time to move to MN. Ya right. Good luck. Dusty
Hello to everyone.
Why not to consider moving to Palm Coast, FL where housing and living costs are relatively low. That's what my family did when NY style became too expensive.

Have questions? Need advice? E-mail me [email protected]

Elizabeth
CJ Brodehl

United States

#6 May 7, 2006
Elizabeth Fortun wrote:
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Hello to everyone.
Why not to consider moving to Palm Coast, FL where housing and living costs are relatively low. That's what my family did when NY style became too expensive.
Have questions? Need advice? E-mail me [email protected]
Elizabeth
FL is a nice thought. Year around work and no snow. Where do I sign up!!
CJ Brodehl

United States

#7 May 7, 2006
What is the cost of living in FL. Where are the most preferred areas? I did just that Dusty, went to MN.
CSG

Davenport, FL

#8 May 22, 2006
Whoever said the cost of living in Florida was low, must have lost their mind somewhere OR they don't have to pay any bills: living with momma! I live in Tampa and my homeowners insurance, car insurance, & property taxes have tripled in the past couple of years.
It's a nice place to visit but that's about the sum of it. Just too expensive here!!
Williston

Holbrook, AZ

#9 May 23, 2006
Besides working on the oil rigs, there are no other jobs in williston! thats a fact
Bryce

Bismarck, ND

#10 May 23, 2006
Besides working in fast food or retail in FARGO or BISMARCK...there are no other good paying jobs in Fargo or Bismarck! At least Oil Field jobs give young people an opportunity to make 35,000 to 100,000 in a year...pretty tough to do that in Fargo or Bismarck. I have 2 buddies who moved to Williston, and a couple more of us are going to be joing them when school gets out.
Dave

Glenshaw, PA

#11 May 24, 2006
I lived in Minot for 20 years and know first hand what the work climate is like. Agriculture is king in ND and everything feeds off that.
In 2000, my computer job was sent over to India and my family and I had enough. The town has been dying for years but, no one want to face the truth. The jobs aren't there to support the new housing costs, the same people are shuffling the same businesses around town under new names with taxpayer money,and the tax base is getting ever smaller. Either people are moving out of Minot and North Dakota or they are dying there.
The town has become so dependent of the Air Force Base, that if it ever closes...last one out...hit the lights.
Kim

Bismarck, ND

#12 May 25, 2006
I checked Job Service ND, and there are lots other jobs in Williston other than working on the rigs. There are many Oil Field service industry companies desperately looking for truck drives, mechanics, welders, shop hands. I also found nursing job openings at their hospital, wholesale salesman jobs, all kinds of retail and service type jobs...so as far as "no other jobs in williston! thats a fact"...is actually NOT a fact! They just don't suit the person from Fargo.
MRIT

Fargo, ND

#14 May 26, 2006
Bryce wrote:
Besides working in fast food or retail in FARGO or BISMARCK...there are no other good paying jobs in Fargo or Bismarck! At least Oil Field jobs give young people an opportunity to make 35,000 to 100,000 in a year...pretty tough to do that in Fargo or Bismarck. I have 2 buddies who moved to Williston, and a couple more of us are going to be joing them when school gets out.
thats a load of...crap. go to college, and you will get a decent job. oh and dont suck at seeking employment...im 21, college degree, and professioanl certs, and livin it up, here in fargo...peace
Bryce

Bismarck, ND

#15 May 26, 2006
Yeah, and there are about 1,400 people making good money in the oil field related industry up there in Williston making good wages and enjoying what they are doing. The last time I checked, working the oil rigs was a job.
DWJ

United States

#16 May 29, 2006
I found a job in Central ND now I need a place to live, any help for finding a place to rent in wasburn, center or around there?
Wes

United States

#17 May 29, 2006
I would love to get back to ND and raise my 2 soon to be 3 childeren. But I dont know how to apply for a job in the oil fields. I dont want to work 70 hours aweek at it I want to be around my kids. Anyone with any help would be appreciated, I just want out of IA!!!
Wes

United States

#18 May 29, 2006
im not in denver im in IA
Tim

Bismarck, ND

#19 May 30, 2006
Wes...go online to www.nd.gov and search by alpah. Go the jobservice nd site and go from their. You can search the data bases for job openings in every town or county in North Dakota.

shortcut below to actual site:
https://onestop.jobsnd.com/vos38000000/saintr...
KevindF

Fargo, ND

#20 May 30, 2006
There are too many people who were sold on pursuing an unmarketable degree by tenured pointy heads.
stephanie

United States

#21 Jun 1, 2006
KevindF wrote:
There are too many people who were sold on pursuing an unmarketable degree by tenured pointy heads.
I live in Cali, and we're being over-run by the flood of illegal immagrants. Estimated 7,000+ people are leaving Southern California per month. I've often thought of moving out to ND, but being a native Californian, what can I do out there for work? I have no background in Oil Field/Rigs or whatever it is you guys are calling it. I'm an accountant. Am I too being sold on false hope?

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