workforce

Ignite Workforce Initiative Starts to Take Shape

"This is a great tool for are businesses and job seekers."

FARGO, N.D. (KVRR) — A new workforce initiative is beginning to benefit area businesses, schools and employees. Nearly 1,500 more jobs are listed on FMWF Ignite’s website today compared few weeks ago, when the platform first launched. Several area businesses are experiencing staff shortages, causing them to adjust their hours and services and sometimes even close their doors. “When we…

FMWF Chamber launches workforce initiative

FARGO, N.D. (KVRR) — FMWF Chamber has launched a workforce initiative aimed at helping people find suitable jobs and assisting local businesses in finding the right employees. Those with the Chamber believe the newly-launched digital platform called Ignite FMWF will be transformational in the way workers and employees find each other. “We have a lot of great individuals, companies, nonprofits,…

ND Main Street Summit Inspires Community Leaders Across the State

"We want North Dakota to be the place that attracts and retains workforce and families."

  WEST FARGO, N.D. (KVRR) — Community leaders from around the state came together to hear about the Main Street Initiative.  Over 700 people gathered at the Rustad Recreation Center in West Fargo to hear from nationally renowned speakers and gain insight on how to create and pay for smart, efficient infrastructure. “The goal of the summit is really to…

Fall Career Expo connects NDSU students with employers

"It's a nice chance for us to talk to the students and get a feel for if they'd be a fit for our company and coming on board."

FARGO, N.D. (KVRR) –As parts of the country experiences a labor shortage, employers are readily seeking candidates to join the workforce. NDSU Career and Advising Center is partnering with area businesses to connect them with qualified students at their Fall Career Expo. The career fair provides students from various majors, colleges and universities along with NDSU alumni to network and…

ND oil production flat due to worker shortage

BISMARCK, N.D. (KVRR) – Oil production is flat in North Dakota due to a workforce shortage as the industry recovers from the coronavirus pandemic. Companies say they are in need of workers to inject water, sand and chemicals down wells to crack open rock and release oil, a process known as hydraulic fracking. State Mineral Resources Director Lynn Helms says…

Worker Shortage Has North Dakota Ending Some Unemployment Assistance

BISMARCK, N.D. — North Dakota is ending its participation in the federal government’s pandemic unemployment assistance programs. It is effective June 19. Gov. Doug Burgum says it is to help address the ongoing workforce shortage across the state. North Dakota has the highest number of online job openings since July 2015 at more than 16,000. More than 8,300 individuals are…

NDSU Students Job Shadow Professionals To Get Ready For The Real World

About 10 employees from Gate City Bank participated in the event.

FARGO, N.D. – The company that Tyler Rieger, a Senior at NDSU, originally wanted to shadow cancelled on him, but he still wanted to have the experience. “I did learn quite a bit actually, coming into Gate City Bank. There were a lot of interesting aspects of this that I had no idea were part of the bank. Such as…

Generation Z Tells Employers What They Look for in a Potential Job

By 2020 Generation Z, anyone born from the mid 90's to the early 2010's, will make up 20% of the workforce

MOORHEAD, Minn.– Employers are learning what Generation Z is looking for in their careers. By 2020 Generation Z, anyone born from the mid 90’s to the early 2010’s, will make up 20% of the workforce. Heather Ostrowski says that may be a small percentage but it’s enough to get a hiring manager’s attention. “It seems that everyone in the workforce…

Jeremiah Program’s Luncheon Highlights Success Stories of Lifting Generations Out of Poverty

The program helps single mothers excel in the workplace and gives their children a start to education

FARGO, N.D. — For thousands of single mothers in the F–M area, making ends meet is a challenge. The Jeremiah Program held their annual Generation Builders 2×2 luncheon to highlight some of the success stories of lifting generations out of poverty. Miranda Sprung is a mother of a 13–month–old baby, and she says life before the Jeremiah Program was hard to…

Governor Burgum Hears Concerns from High School Students about Fargo’s Future

More kids are thinking about leaving North Dakota for college and for work

FARGO, N.D. — Fargo is one of the fastest growing metro areas in the Midwest, yet Cass County has the most open jobs in all of North Dakota. There are more than 11,000 students in Fargo Public Schools, but some want to leave the state to further their education and careers. “We’re much more limited here, so if we can expand…