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Oil-rich ND officially launches recruitment campaign to fill thousands of unfilled jobs
Reported by: Associated Press
Reported: Wednesday, May 14, 2014 7:04 PM EDT
North Dakota officials have officially launched a national campaign designed to attract workers to the state to fill thousands of open jobs.
The effort will rely on media advertising and a state website.
The $800,000 campaign is being paid equally by tax-supported state funds and a donation by an oil company. Sanford Health and the sporting goods store Scheels each also gave $50,000 to the effort.
Officials say there are about 25,000 more jobs than takers in oil-rich North Dakota at present and the number is expected to increase.
Digital ads are targeting primarily 15 states including Alaska, Illinois, Ohio and South Dakota.