Job Service North Dakota

Workers Wanted: Job Openings Pile Up Across North Dakota

Job Service North Dakota estimates the state currently has 14,000 job openings.

BISMARCK, N.D.–Hiring managers across North Dakota are looking for ways to solve the workforce shortage that plagues the state. Job Service North Dakota, which tracks employment data, estimates the state currently has 14,000 job openings. A decade ago, North Dakota had 8,000. State officials say the real number is closer to 30,000, given that some employers only advertise with one…

2nd Chance Job Fair Coming To Fargo, Grand Forks & Bismarck June 6

Governor Doug Burgum says there are around 30,000 jobs available in the state

FARGO, ND — Job Service North Dakota is hosting its annual 2nd Chance Job Fair in Fargo, Grand Forks and Bismarck on June 6. It’s an opportunity to bring jobseekers who may have barriers to employment into direct contact with employers that are aware of their status. Governor Doug Burgum says there are around 30,000 jobs available in the state. He…

Case IH Looking to Hire Local Workers to Fill Open Factory Jobs

The effort comes in response to the workforce shortage in the state

FARGO, N.D. — Across the state, several manufacturing companies are struggling to fill open positions. “When you talk about manufacturing and production, there’s a shortage of skilled workers, so if you got some experience and some skills in that area, you’re in demand and they’d like to hire you,” said Carey Fry, the Workforce Center Manager at the Fargo location for…

Head of Job Service North Dakota To Lead Commerce Department

Gov. Doug Burgum has appointed Michelle Kommer to the position

BISMARCK, ND — The North Dakota Commerce Department has a new leader. Gov. Doug Burgum has appointed Michelle Kommer to the position, effective January 1. She succeeds Jay Schuler, who resigned in October over a controversial email about then-Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh. Kommer currently serves as labor commissioner and head of Job Service. Burgum cited her leadership qualities, extensive private-sector…

LIVE: Helping People Without Work For Winter

"Job Attached" Have Options To Help During Non-Working Months

  Carey Fry with Job Service North Dakota joins us with tips for “Job attached” people. That means they have a job but don’t work during part of the year. Normally, that list includes construction workers and other people who work outside. Fry tells us that it’s easier to collect unemployment if you still have a job but can’t work…