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  • Menard To Fly In Workers To Staff North Dakota Store

    Menard To Fly In Workers To Staff North Dakota Store

    By James MacPherson BISMARCK, N.D. -- Home improvement retailer Menard Inc. says that it will hire workers from its home base in Wisconsin and fly them to North Dakota to staff a store in Minot, which is near the state's booming oil patch, a region that has more jobs than takers. The company said in a... Continue Reading

  • Another Disappearing Blue Collar Job?

    Another Disappearing Blue Collar Job?

    Working in coal mines can bring to mind dirty and dangerous labor. But for more than century, it often was lucrative. Joe Caudill, who worked as a roof-bolter in an underground coal mine in Knott County in eastern Kentucky, brought home $105,000 last year, after factoring in overtime pay. But Caudill and... Continue Reading