Skip to comments.Double your salary in the middle of nowhere, North Dakota (oil boom)
Posted on 10/06/2011 4:23:37 AM PDT by EBH
Believe it or not, a place exists where companies are hiring like crazy, and you can make $15 an hour serving tacos, $25 an hour waiting tables and $80,000 a year driving trucks.
You just have to move to North Dakota. Specifically, to one of the tiny towns surrounding the oil-rich Bakken formation, estimated to hold anywhere between 4 billion and 24 billion barrels of oil.
Oil companies have only recently discovered ways to tap this reserve. And along with the manpower needed to extract the oil, the town is now scrambling to find workers to support the new rush of labor.
Watford City is at the center of the Bakken formation. While it is home to less than 3,000 permanent residents, there are about 6,500 people there right now, as job hunters relocate to seek out high-paying jobs.
Aaron Pelton, the owner of Outlaws Bar & Grill in Watford, said his sales have been nearly doubling every year -- and it's only getting busier. Servers at his restaurant make about $25 an hour when tips are factored in, and kitchen staff employees make around $15 an hour.
(Excerpt) Read more at money.cnn.com ...
Just keep 0bama AWAY!
an interesting read! Thank you for posting it.
I thought it was an interesting read and a great example of where our whole country could be headed...if 0bama just would get the heck out of the way...
With the ME smoldering on the verge of starting WW...we should be looking to existing energy security.
If we did that one thing...so much of the 0bama Depression would end. This is what we’ve got to do. I’ve been saying if for a long time now. Oil needs to be developed in conjunction with all the energy resources. Oil, coal, water, sun. Each resource situated and suited to the region and not so compartmentalized as any failure causes catastropic loss to any one resource or region.
That is and energy plan for America. Now...where is the candidate?
My sister and her husband moved to ND in the early 80, he getting a job working on the oil derricks. They would have to drive 100-200 miles out to these derricks and back each day, and work in the most grueling weather you could imagine. Tough tough work.
Notice though...it is not just oil jobs. There isn’t enough housing etc. either. There is more than just oil jobs happening out there.
1. Get rid of the present administration.
2. Allow people to drill for, transport, and refine the oil.
That is all.
People are making money?!?
Well, we'll put an end to that!
TDC! (Too Damned Cold)
Occupy N. Dakota with a resume and you can get a job.
Eagle Ford employers find it hard to fill jobs
The ideal job will winter in South Texas and summer in North Dakota.
“Couldn’t this oil boom have boomed in a warmer place?”
No kidding, I spent most of January back in 83 doing some work for Amaco just ouside of Williston. Never been so cold in my life!
Yep. A great example of jobs making more jobs.
If this keeps up, soon it will be “somewhere”.
“If this keeps up, soon it will be somewhere.”
Yep thats how towns grow, Midland and Odessa Texas were just railway way stations and farming and ranching until they discovered oil.
E-mail 'em. The State will give you a list of drillers looking for people.
“Tough tough work.”
It’s much easier to “protest” on Wall Street, than find a real job.
Housing can be moved up there. There are plenty of unused trailers in New Orleans.
Now that is a hocky stick graph if ever I saw one!
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