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Williston jobs still plentiful, becoming more specialized

Although activity in North Dakota’s Bakken oil patch has slowed dramatically from the frantic activity just a year ago, hiring is still going strong, but it’s becoming more specialized. As reported by The Bakken Magazine, the area surrounding Williston, North Dakota, a community in the oil patch core, is still dealing with a shortage of workers ranging from truck drivers ...

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North Dakota loses lowest jobless rate as oil prices slide

BISMARCK, N.D. — For the first time in more than six years, North Dakota doesn’t have the lowest unemployment rate in the nation, due in part to sliding oil drilling activity spurred by low crude prices. U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics data released Friday show North Dakota’s jobless rate in February was 2.9 percent, up from 2.8 percent in January. ...

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North Dakota’s job landscape shifting (for now) away from big oil

WILLISTON, N.D. – Halliburton Co , Schlumberger NV and other large energy companies were conspicuously absent from a major North Dakota job fair this week, a telling sign as employers in the No. 2 U.S. oil-producing state grapple with sliding crude prices . Instead of roustabouts, the state’s oil industry wants pump technicians, gas-processing plant operators and truck drivers to ...

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Unemployment claims remain consistent in the Bakken

Despite the recent decline in North Dakota’s rig count and the estimated 6,000 jobs associated with those rigs, the state’s unemployment numbers are holding steady, reports The Bismarck Tribune. Although a high number of workers are at risk due to the current drilling slowdown, North Dakota’s unemployment insurance fund has reached a high of $185 million. The recent boom has ...

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Oil production counties at the top of ND list

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BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — High-paying jobs in North Dakota‘s booming oil patch helped bump the state’s average annual wage by 10 percent last year to nearly $46,000 though the state continues to lag behind the national average, a Job Service analysis showed. “We’re seeing pretty incredible increases,” Job Service North Dakota research analyst Michael Ziesch said Wednesday. “We’re slightly behind ...

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