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Activity up, hiring increases in the Bakken

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Oil companies are hiring in the Bakken, and more jobs are expected to open up next year, according to the Bismarck Tribune today. Job Service North Dakota announced six oil companies are looking for workers to man fracking crews in the new year, said Cindy Sanford, customer service office manager of Job Service’s Williston branch. She said she couldn’t reveal ...

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MDU Resources Group lays off workers, cuts other positions

BISMARCK, N.D. — MDU Resources Group Inc. has laid off seven employees in its Bismarck corporate office after the sale of its oil company. MDU, a diversified natural resource company traded on the New York Stock Exchange, announced the sale of its Fidelity Exploration and Production properties in November to generate capital to fund investments at its other subsidiaries. The ...

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Job Service wants more funding to cover rise in unemployment

An oil derrick is seen at a fracking site for extracting oil outside of Williston, North Dakota March 11, 2013. An oil derrick is a complex set of machines specifically designed for optimum efficiency, safety and low cost. REUTERS/Shannon Stapleton (UNITED STATES - Tags: ENERGY ENVIRONMENT BUSINESS COMMODITIES)

BISMARCK, N.D. — Faced with an expected spike in unemployment claims due largely to a slowdown of oil drilling, North Dakota’s employment agency on Tuesday made an emergency request of $240,000 to maintain staffing through January, the agency’s busiest month. Cheri Giesen, who heads Job Service North Dakota, which administers state unemployment benefits and workforce training programs, told the state ...

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North Dakota loses rigs, gains unemployment

The oil price collapse may be on the rebound, but the job market in North Dakota recently experienced a downward slide, reports Market Watch. According to state employment data released by the Labor Department last Friday, North Dakota, the nation’s second largest oil producing state, witnessed a significant drop in employment rates for the month of May. The monthly employment ...

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Unemployment rates fell in 23 US states in April

WASHINGTON — Unemployment rates fell in 23 U.S. states in April as hiring rebounded nationwide from weak job gains the previous month. The Labor Department said Wednesday that 11 states reported a higher unemployment rate than in March, while 16 states saw no change. Forty states gained jobs, and 9 states posted job losses. The drag from lower oil prices ...

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Oil creates rhetorical problems for Dems


By: Rob Port, Bakken.com According to an analysis by the Wall Street Journal, the number of North Dakota millionaires grew significantly from 2012 to 2013. “In 2012, North Dakota ranked 43rd, one spot behind Alabama,” reports the the paper. “Last year, it moved up to 29th, one ahead of Florida.” A boom in energy production in the state’s western energy ...

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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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