Williston is a land of opportunity for those in need of work

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Williston is a land of opportunity for those in need of work.

That was clearly evident at today's Job Service fall job fair, where more than 60 companies were looking to hire.

The job fair attracted many former oilfield employees looking for employment.

"I worked for muskett just on the way to Williston." Said Paul Mueller who is looking to get back into the oilfield. " I worked there for five years and I've been laid off for about two years now."

With 500 jobs available, there's no shortage of choices.

"Everybody is looking," said Cindy Sanford from Job Service Williston. "I mean Every industry is looking for people."

Unemployment in Williams County dipped to one-point-nine-percent in July, below the two-percent statewide average.

"People are looking for people. There's definitely a shortage of people in this area, in fact there's a shortage of people all across North Dakota," Said Sanford.

But employers aren't only looking for seasoned veterans.

"You don't need years of experience," said Halliburton Senior Williston Recruiter Susan Granrun, "and we actually do on-the-job training. We'll put them through a lot of training and they'll be out in the field working next to somebody who knows what they're doing and they'll be trained that way."

For some companies, the fair isn't enough for all the openings they have.

"We're also opening up our facility the third Thursday every month for walk-in applications too," said Granrud.

With Williams county reclaiming the highest weekly wages in the state, things are clearly picking up once again.

Sanford says the best way to get your name out there is to post your resume to jobsnd.com.