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Lack of Labor Sparks Hiring Blitz at Sandy’s Donuts

North Dakota touts the second lowest unemployment rate in the nation, but it isn't helping some small businesses...

FARGO, ND – Mary Rohrich has been working at Sandy’s Donuts for 21 years. She’s never seen the store this busy, and the kitchen this empty. “We need help. There is a lot of orders coming in and you know people come in to buy. We have days that we run out of things because it’s so busy, and then…

The Fargo VA Medical Center Hosts Its Yearly Job Fair

The event is looking to fill about 90 vacant positions.

FARGO, N.D-  The Fargo VA Medical Center is looking to fill positions such as Advanced Medical Support Assistant, House Keeping aides and Food Service Workers. The department of Health says this job fair makes it easier for them when it comes to hiring. “It gives us kind of a leg up, like I said by doing interviews on the front…

Students Explore Career Options at NDSU Health Professions Career Fair

About 40 employers were in attendance

FARGO, N.D. — NDSU students got to explore career options at the Health Professions Career Fair. About 600 students met with employers in fields including nursing, pharmacy, and public health. They can look for opportunities for full–time jobs, internships, and externships. Students were encouraged to dress professionally and bring their resumes. Employers say they want to see open–minded and curious…

North Dakota Looking For People To Fill Thousands Of Jobs

People with Job Service North Dakota say the best way to secure a job in the area comes down to making a good first impression

FARGO N.D-Businesses here and across North Dakota are desperate to get people to fill nearly 14 thousand jobs that are open. One of the reasons for the shortfall comes from the stagnating population growth within the state. Employers are trying to compensate for that by offering higher wages to encourage people from out of state to apply for jobs. People…

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…

Agreements Approved On Proposed $600 Million Data Center Near Twin Cities

The center could create 50 jobs will annual wages totaling $4 million

BECKER, MN — Agreements between Google and Xcel Energy to provide electricity for a $600 million data center in Becker, Minnesota have been approved. Google is weighing plans to build the center on land next to Xcel’s Sherco power plant. Becker Mayor Tracy Bertram told the Minnesota Public Utilities Commission Tuesday the project would help her community transition away from a…

Labor Secretary Alexander Acosta Visits North Dakota, Meets with Local Leaders

Leaders discussed healthcare and the workforce shortage

FARGO, N.D. — Labor Secretary Alexander Acosta made a stop in North Dakota with Senator Kevin Cramer and Governor Doug Burgum to meet with local leaders. Secretary Acosta highlighted association health plans, which lets small businesses come together to get healthcare coverage as if they are a single employer. People who are self–employed also qualify, and plans can’t be different because…

Making Connections Through the NDSU Career Fair

This year there will be over 350 employers and there is expected to be around 2,000 students in attendance

FARGO, N.D.–The semi–annual career expo is back at NDSU Tuesday and Wednesday, and they are looking forward to another successful turnout. This year there will be over 350 employers and there is expected to be around 2,000 students in attendance. Not only does the career fair connect students with potential employers, it can lead to networking and relationship building. Smita…

As Shutdown Lingers On, Government Employees Look for Temporary Jobs

Substitute teaching and paraprofessional work are among those jobs in demand

FARGO, N.D. — With some government employees going more than thirty days without a paycheck, job placement services have had a larger pool of candidates to fill temporary jobs. “We’re seeing a lot of needs right now in customer service positions, accountants, a lot of need for construction out there, so we’re placing a lot of jobs like that right now….

Governor Wants To Exempt Military Pay From State Income Taxes

Burgum argues in part that retaining veterans could help the state fill thousands of open jobs

BISMARCK, ND — Gov. Doug Burgum wants to exempt military pay and pensions from North Dakota income taxes. He argues in part that retaining veterans could help the state fill thousands of open jobs. Lawmakers have ignored similar pleas in the past, but supporters say the economic benefits of keeping veterans in the state would more than make up for lost…