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  • ND Oil Patch sees high demand for workersMarch 23, 2017

    WILLISTON, N.D. — Human resources manager Judy Billehus had goosebumps as job-seekers filled a Williston job fair Wednesday, March 22.

    “I knew it was going to be hopping,” said Billehus, who was recruiting workers to fill oilfield and construction-related jobs for JMAC Resources.

    Compared to the past two major Williston job fairs, Billehus said more excitement was in the air as the oil industry rebounds from the recent slowdown.

    Oil drilling is on the rise again in North Dakota with 50 drilling rigs now operating in the state, up from 32 at this time last year. Companies expect to do more hydraulic fracturing this year after many postponed operations while oil prices were low.

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