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Oil-related companies on North Dakota hiring blitzes

power fuels

By JESSICA HOLDMAN Bismarck Tribune BISMARCK, N.D. — One company in the Bakken wants to hire 300 employees by spring. Oil-related companies in North Dakota’s oil patch are on hiring blitzes as work shifts from exploration to production. Power Fuels, a subsidiary of Nuverra Environmental Solutions and one of the largest oil field service companies in the Bakken, put out its ...

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United Methodists aim to be light in the Bakken

field

From ministers to missionaries, the Dakotas Conference of the United Methodist Church is creating new ways to reach people in the Bakken. The conference — which encompasses South Dakota and North Dakota — has raised both interest and funds to support their new Bakken Oil Rush Ministry, which includes a pair of missionaries, a mobile thrift store and a new ...

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N.D. Jobs Growth Expected to Continue

Job Service of ND

By Katherine Grandstrand 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 still has the nation’s lowest unemployment rate — 2.7 percent as of October — things ...

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Strong growth, dearth of talent make oil engineers hard to buy

engineers in short supply

By Stephen Eisenhammer LONDON, Dec 5 (Reuters) – Strong growth projections combined with a dearth of talent in the oil and gas sector are making oil services engineering firms tricky takeover targets for bigger cash-rich rivals, investor and banking sources said. Agreeing on price is a challenge when targets have high growth forecasts, which often command a higher valuation and ...

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Obama wants renewable energy boosted 20 percent

WASHINGTON (AP) — Saying the government should lead by example, President Barack Obama is ordering the federal government to nearly triple its use of renewable sources for electricity by 2020. Obama says the plan to use renewables for 20 percent of electricity needs will help reduce pollution that causes global warming, promote American energy independence and boost domestic energy sources ...

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Veterans find solid ground on oilfield

Army Boots

WILLISTON, N.D. — Ben Lewis was helping his crane operator dismantle another oil rig when he heard a loud snap echo across the drilling site. Turning, he joined workers scurrying to the other side of the rig. “That’s when I saw the crane boom collapse,” he said. His heart racing, his breath hard to catch, Lewis looked back and saw ...

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North Dakota entities see funding drop

neg money

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 agencies whose general fund appropriations have dropped in the past decade. What little state money the agency receives is generally earmarked for ...

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