STAFF BLOG CAPITOL CHATTER Legislative notebook: Economic development bill passes
By Don Davis
Minnesota legislators voted to increase funding designed to produce jobs.
The House voted 73-59 for the jobs and economic development bill that for the next two years provides $100 milli... Posted on 5/16/13 at 10:09 PM
BLUE CROSS BLUE SHIELD OF NORTH DAKOTA Blue Cross Blue Shield to hold job fair for PRACS workers
By Ryan Schuster
Like other Fargo-Moorhead employers, we were saddened to hear the news last week that PRACS Institute has closed its Fargo location, leaving more than 350 employees without jobs.
We... Posted on 3/25/13 at 1:26 PM
BEST FRIENDS ND Education, Jobs, and Life Skills
As a mentor, you can have a positive, lasting impact on your mentee's attitude toward school and the workplace.
To explore mentoring scenarios that have to do with education, jobs, and life skills, re... Posted on 2/19/13 at 11:00 AM
DOING IT DOWNTOWN Great expectations: Getting a media job downtown
Joshua Berggren, MSUM Documentary/Photojournalism Major
FARGO, N.D. -- Perhaps this comes a bit premeditated, but I have a lot of reasons to look forward to spring: warm weather, more daylight, campi... Posted on 12/4/12 at 9:09 AM
FRESH MOJO: LIFE IN WESTERN NORTH DAKOTA DURING AN OIL BOOM Oilfield Jobs: Do You Want Some Training to Go with That?
By Sid Pranke
Those who want oilfield job training that could give them an edge when they jump into the job-seeking fray have educational choices, but the familiar refrain of no place to live can pre... Posted on 9/6/12 at 9:30 AM
FARGO – Employment in the heart of North Dakota’s Oil Patch has soared by about 50 percent over the past three years.
Workers have been streaming to the oil fields and associated job sites, lured by an average annual wage of $89,730, more than double the state average of $41,778.
The summer employment picture for high school and college students is looking sunny.
“It’s kind of a busy, thriving time. It’s good for both applicants and employers,” said Carey Fry, office manager at Job Service North Dakota in Fargo.
Says economic opportunities are in hands of business, not politicians
In an appearance described as part of a “farewell tour” through Minnesota, outgoing Gov. Tim Pawlenty visited Moorhead on Wednesday to speak on job creation, the economy and fiscal responsibility in government.
Unemployment rates held steady across the board in September – good news for North Dakota, which again posted the lowest rate in the nation, but bad news for regions struggling to put people back to work.
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