My husband cannot find enough employees? Anyone need a job?

Discussion in 'Random Ramblings' started by LivinNewDreamInND, Oct 22, 2010.

  1. LivinNewDreamInND

    LivinNewDreamInND Songster

    Mar 22, 2010
    We moved to ND 7 months ago when my DH accepted a management promotion. His company is an oilfield service company. He has 10 wireline operator postitions that need to be filled, but ND has a very low unemployment rate and there are very few available workers that fit the company requirements. It is a good job, they pay $14-$16 an hour to start out. They get guaranteed 40hrs a week,lot's of overtime, per diem, job bonus and the company even leases condos that they allow new hires to live in rent free for a couple of months while they work out their move.

    There are a couple of catches though. It is North Dakota, so it is cold in the winter (but beautiful during the spring, summer and fall) and mostly rural. The company shop is in Minot ND, it is a decent sized town 40,000-50,000 people with typical shopping and restaurants. The company requires that all employees be able to pass a background check and can have no felonies, due to their work with explosives and licenses with the ATF. They have to be able to pass an extensive DOT physical, as well as the ability to obtain a class B CDL, but the company trains for this, it is not necessary to have one starting out. Also the company cannot insure anyone who has more than 2 speeding tickets or and DUI's in the past 5 years.

    My husband thinks I am crazy for wanting to post this on BYC, but I told him that chicken people are good people, so it doesn't hurt to try. If you would like any more information about the job or the area pleas PM me. I will help all I can and I will be able to give you my husbands contact information.

    I forgot to add employees have to be at least 21 years old.

    edited to add this link to the job description:
    Last edited: Oct 22, 2010
  2. HarlansHollowFarms

    HarlansHollowFarms bana-bhuidseach anns gára

    Jan 16, 2009
    I so feel for your situation, I live in Sidney MT and work in ND. He may try posting his job listings with the Montana employment service along with the ND job service. We have a number of people coming here from the western part of the state because of the numerous job opportunties.

    Although housing can be a problen, if you are diligent, you can find places to live. And winter here is not as bad as people think!!! [​IMG]

    Where are you in ND?
    Last edited: Oct 22, 2010
  3. kla37

    kla37 Songster

    Apr 18, 2010
    Hillsborough, NC USA
    The cold climate would be great for me, but I have physical limitations due to MS. I do have family out that way and I'll pass it on. Good luck! I don't know why anyone wouldn't love it there. I think it's beautiful!
  4. Godsgrl

    Godsgrl Ostrich wrangler

    Aug 27, 2007
    at the zoo usually
    Quote:I spent some time living in MT as a child, and oh yes it is! it was cold beyond belief, and I have no desire to ever go back! Anyway, best of luck with the employee search.
  5. ranchhand

    ranchhand Rest in Peace 1956-2011

    Aug 25, 2008
    Quote:If I were 30 years younger, I'd be all over this! *sigh*
  6. dawg53

    dawg53 Humble

    Nov 27, 2008
    Jacksonville, Florida
    Wish I could...but it's just too darn cold up there for my wife and me. Sorry. Edited. There's an Air Force base at Minot if I'm not mistaken, surely there's personnel who are getting out of the Air Force who would be looking for a job. Has he tried posting an ad in the base newspaper?
    Last edited: Oct 22, 2010
  7. cafarmgirl

    cafarmgirl Crowing

    If we weren't running our own business here that would be very interesting indeed! Love the north! Funny, here in central CA we have high unemployment but we can't find people who want to work! Some give it a try but once they find out it's actual, physical WORK they run! We have one full time fellow now and after so many failed attempts at a new employee that's what we've decided to keep it at. Everybody wants an easy, sit-down job and big pay. Sad.
  8. Sir Birdaholic

    Sir Birdaholic Night Knight

    Lots of gas line work here in Arkansas, but we are having trouble finding a good ranch hand where I work. They think the job would be "the one" until they realize the work involved. They don't hang around long.
  9. WhiteMountainsRanch

    WhiteMountainsRanch Crowing

    Jun 19, 2010
    San Diego, CA
    I'm in Cali and there ain't no work out here, wish I was in ND!
  10. Hillsvale

    Hillsvale Songster

    Oct 20, 2009
    Hillsvale, Nova Scotia
    The Atlantic Provinces gets frosty cold and we are rich is oil workers... you should check that out.

    I read the line about having to be 21... at first I though their age had to be 21... not must be older than 20! [​IMG] was wondering how the company was getting away with that!

    this school is rolling with kids doing programs such as what you would be looking for!

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