N. Dakota Oil Boom Has Jobs, If You Have Skills
From USA Today
WILLISTON, North Dakota – What was once the sleepy town of Williston on the western edge of North Dakota is now wide awake, serving as the epicenter of an oil boom that is changing the landscape of this region.
“The oil industry is spending about two billion a month out here just drilling wells,” said Williston Economic Development Director Tom Rolfstad.
Unemployment is virtually non-existent and promise seems to be oozing out as fast as the oil.
“The impact to the country and to the world is significant. It isn’t just our economy, we’re helping the entire country,” he said.
If you get a job on the oil field, Rolfstad says you could be making a six-figure salary.
All of that is the face of what is working here, Tyler Pavlacky is the face of what is not.
“(You) don’t shower for a week. No food. It’s rough. Trying to find a place to go to the bathroom you wouldn’t think is so hard,” he said.