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NOW HIRING: INCREASING ACTIVITY CALLS FOR INCREASING WORKFORCE
With spring on the horizon and more stable markets, activity is set to ramp up and many companies are starting the hunt for new employees to help fill vacancies in their workforces. This is welcome news in many communities that have weathered nearly five years of the downturn in commodity prices that brought a lot of activity to a standstill. For others, the news means the race is on to keep and retain workers to accommodate the renewed activity.
“The pick-up in activity has left many service companies working to find qualified employees after the downturn,” said Peter Corrado, Marketing Director for Fortis Energy Services.
To help attract workers, Fortis is hosting socials in Williston on February 22, Dickinson on February 23 and Minot on February 25 where potential employees may dine, network and learn more about Fortis.
“We’re hoping putting together these events will be a good way to get the word out that we’re hiring, especially in an area like Dickinson where we are relatively unknown to the workforce.”
Another firm that is on the hunt for employees is E&M Services with offices in Watford City, Williston, Sidney and Arnegard. When it comes to hiring, however, E&M is looking for more than experience and passion for the industry; they’re looking for people who, like them, want to invest in the community.
“We are a locally owned North Dakota company looking for quality workers to add to our already well established team,” said E&M Services CEO Joe Erickson.
Currently, E&M is looking for roustabout pushers, experienced roustabout laborers, and hydro-vac and blade operators to meet their needs.
While the search for workers is picking up for many firms, others have never taken down their “Now Hiring” signs. Among them are Purity Oilfield Services and MBI Energy Services.
“We have never been slow!” said Kathy Atwell, Human Resources Assistant with Purity. “It’s been great. We need about 30 more drivers right now.”
Likewise, MBI has more than 100 positions open throughout its operations, often advertising positions through Facebook, LinkedIn and Twitter.