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The numbers displayed in this illustration show the number of job openings available by industry in North Dakota as reported by Job Service North Dakota’s Labor Market Information Center. Illustration by Troy Becker / The Forum

Help wanted: Breaking down North Dakota's abundant job openings

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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 some local, educated job seekers may ask with some dismay.

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Sherri Richards
Sherri Richards has worked for The Forum since 2002. She is the features and business editor, overseeing Variety, SheSays, Farmers' Forum, the daily Business pages and Saturday Business section.     Have a comment to share about a story? Letters to the editor should include author’s name, address and phone number. Generally, letters should be no longer than 250 words. All letters are subject to editing. Send to
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