Some people may be lurking on this board because they are out of work. Well, if you are serious about getting a job, why not apply for one that can get you $100,000+ per year -- with NO experience. Think you can drive a big truck for 14 to 16 hours per day? Can you get a CDL rating? Google "jobs nd oilfield" (947,000 hits) and get your buns out there. It is hard to find a place to stay, but they are building workers camps. Many sleep in their vehicle or in a tent. The activity is unbelievable! They CAN'T FIND ENOUGH WORKERS! Think you can work on a drilling rig? A survey crew? Can you help build a tank farm or tank facility? Run a bulldozer? Do general labor? Jesus -- they got it all......
Oil is Even HOTTER in North Dakota
This reminds me of the 1970s. Even college boys like me could go out to the grease patch, find a campground to live in for the summer, work like a dog, drink like a miner and make some FRNs to get through the next year.
Can I get a job?
I am 68 years old on Social Security.
I want one of those $100,000 plus jobs.
Do I get health insurance and life insurance.
Will they pay for my heart doctor.
Do they offer free burial expenses.
I may look into this. I am trading to make money right now, but it is going so, so. I was born in Detroit Lakes, MN so I am familiar with the area somewhat.
The oil boom has changed our lifestyle. The traffic is so bad we don't even travel much anymore. One eye on the road ahead & the other watching the mirrors to see what could be a problem. Cost of living has increased to some of the higher prices in the state now. Police are overworked, not safe for younger women to be out in the evenings alone. The JOBS are here but no housing & the winters are long and hard.