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Hebron Brick Company: Technology Meets Tradition in North Dakota

Hebron Brick Company: Technology Meets Tradition in North Dakota

Even this factory's robot arms have chummy nicknames

Established in 1904, Hebron Brick Company marries technology with tradition, and has become a staple of North Dakota's state identity. Read More »

Cool Jobs: Work In The Great Outdoors

Cool Jobs: Work In The Great Outdoors

Here come the jobs, do do do do

In honor of spring, these outdoor jobs -- ranging from a Girl Scout camp to the North Dakota oilfields -- celebrate the end of the polar vortex. Read More »

What It Takes To Strike Job Gold In North Dakota's Oil Boom

What It Takes To Strike Job Gold In North Dakota's Oil Boom

Are you ready for the man camps?

The recent oil boom in North Dakota have turned Williston into the epicenter of a modern day gold rush. But actually holding a job there requires true grit. Read More »

North Dakota Desperate For Workers To Fill Empty Jobs

North Dakota Desperate For Workers To Fill Empty Jobs

Some 25,000 jobs remain unfilled

There are oil jobs galore in the Peace Garden State, but not nearly enough takers. Read More »

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... Read More »

7 States With The Most Jobs

7 States With The Most Jobs

With job creation continuing at a snail's pace, some job seekers are finding it pays to go where the jobs are. Read More »

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... Read More »

Lunch Break: What You Need To Know About Getting A Job This Week

Lunch Break: What You Need To Know About Getting A Job This Week

It's a chilling statistic; the national poverty level is primed to reach its highest rate since 1965. The situation was so dire back then that President Lyndon Johnson felt moved to launch the War on Poverty. But its advances are at risk of falling by the wayside as the national poverty rate is expected climb... Read More »

Why North Dakota Students Don't Need To Graduate To Find Jobs

Why North Dakota Students Don't Need To Graduate To Find Jobs

If California is the Golden State, and Florida is the Sunshine State then North Dakota might as well be the Employment State. Though its formal nickname is the Peace Garden State, North Dakota currently has the lowest unemployment rate in the U.S. at 3.5 percent. That's 5.6 points lower than the national... Read More »

2 Killed In Oil Rig Explosion In North Dakota

2 Killed In Oil Rig Explosion In North Dakota

By JAMES MacPHERSON BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) -- An explosion at a newly drilled oil well in western North Dakota killed two workers and severely injured two others, officials said. The fatal fire was one of two oil field-related blazes reported in the Williston area Wednesday. The other was much smaller and no... Read More »

Energy States Lead Job Creation In First Half Of 2011

Energy States Lead Job Creation In First Half Of 2011

Energy-producing states have experienced unemployment levels well below those of other states in recent years, thanks in part to a boom in energy exploration that's been driven by high oil prices. It's perhaps little surprise then that states that significantly contribute to the nation's production of oil,... Read More »

Unemployment In July Rose In 28 States, Fell In 9

Unemployment In July Rose In 28 States, Fell In 9

By CHRISTOPHER S. RUGABER WASHINGTON (AP) -- Unemployment rates rose in July in more than half the states for the second straight month, evidence that job growth remains weak nationwide. The Labor Department said Friday that unemployment increased in 28 states, fell in nine and remained unchanged in 13.... Read More »

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