U.S. CitiesCity-Data Forum Index
Go Back   City-Data Forum > U.S. Forums > North Dakota > Fargo
 [Register]
Please register to participate in our discussions with 2 million other members - it's free and quick! Some forums can only be seen by registered members. After you create your account, you'll be able to customize options and access all our 15,000 new posts/day with fewer ads.
View detailed profile (Advanced) or search
site with Google Custom Search

Search Forums  (Advanced)
 
Old 09-04-2014, 12:08 PM
 
Location: Houston, Texas
469 posts, read 1,321,648 times
Reputation: 295

Advertisements

I am looking to find a job doing the sugar beet harvest. I hear that you can work 12 hours a day 7 days a week and make between 2-4k during the season.

Is this correct? And if so how difficult is it to find a job? I just want to make some extra money while I travel through the Midwestern cities.

Also please let me know of any other opportunities that exist. I am trying to earn gas money for my cross country road trip.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message

 
Old 09-04-2014, 02:28 PM
 
Location: Fargo, ND
418 posts, read 1,185,187 times
Reputation: 304
American Crystal Sugar would probably be the place to start:
https://www.crystalsugar.com/crystal-careers/

There may also be independent haulers who contract temp help; I would check the Fargo Forum's online job site for those postings, usually under the heading of transportation:
JobsHQ | Your headquarters for hundreds of local jobs - including newspaper listings from four states - MN, ND, SD, WI
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 09-06-2014, 05:59 PM
 
Location: Houston, Texas
469 posts, read 1,321,648 times
Reputation: 295
Thanks! Anybody else have any ideas for me?
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 09-06-2014, 06:23 PM
 
Location: Logan Township, Minnesota
15,511 posts, read 12,502,834 times
Reputation: 7377
There is only one company I am aware of. Harvesting will begin in 24 days.

Check HERE
__________________
When posting as a MOD my posts will be in red

No advertising, no copyrighted material, no personal attacks


MODERATOR OF: Buddhism: Judaism: Paganism:

When in doubt read the TOS MOD LIST FAQ's
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 09-09-2014, 09:15 PM
 
Location: Fargo, ND
231 posts, read 771,742 times
Reputation: 224
I worked for a temp agency on a beet piler years ago when I lived in Grand Forks.

Try to find a piler close to where you will be sleeping. You will be tired and need all the rest you can when you are not working. Overnight shifts are going to be very cold, I'd have insulated coveralls with a couple layers underneath that you can take off if you find you are too warm. The work is easy. You basically just line trucks up and take samples, then you hang the sample bags on the back of the truck before they leave again. It might be easier nowadays, since most of the trucks are conveyor belt driven, as opposed to dump truck style. Less spillage to deal with.

I never worked them again, as I had permanent employment after that. Personally I would have rather worked for a farmer driving a truck. The trucks have heaters and radios and they got long breaks sitting in line at the pilers. They could work extra hours, and many stayed on after beets to haul potatoes.

That was just my limited experience.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 09-10-2014, 08:12 AM
 
Location: E ND & NW MN
4,731 posts, read 9,081,168 times
Reputation: 3454
Here is an article in the Grand Forks Herald just a couple days ago... having issues finding enough temp workers

Farmers, American Crystal Sugar see shortage of harvest workers | Grand Forks Herald

One exerpt...

Hall and Shearer spend September and October working for the American Crystal Sugar in East Grand Forks during the sugar beet harvest. They’re two of many out-of-state workers who come to the Red River Valley during the sugar beet harvest for the American Crystal and its growers.

But the employers say finding harvest help like Hall and Shearer has become a bigger challenge with growing competition for workers around the region.

“(The valley) needs a lot of trucks and there is a shortage,” he said. “We’ve been raising the pay per hour,” adding that it has gotten up to $25 an hour in some parts of the region while it was in the mid-teens in past years.

With the scarcity of local workers, Gowan said American Crystal has brought in a growing number of workers who camp while working in the East Grand Forks sugar factory during the harvest season.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Please register to post and access all features of our very popular forum. It is free and quick. Over $68,000 in prizes has already been given out to active posters on our forum. Additional giveaways are planned.

Detailed information about all U.S. cities, counties, and zip codes on our site: City-data.com.


Reply
Please update this thread with any new information or opinions. This open thread is still read by thousands of people, so we encourage all additional points of view.

Quick Reply
Message:



Over $104,000 in prizes was already given out to active posters on our forum and additional giveaways are planned!

Go Back   City-Data Forum > U.S. Forums > North Dakota > Fargo
Similar Threads
Follow City-Data.com founder on our Forum or

All times are GMT -6.

2005-2018, Advameg, Inc.

City-Data.com - Archive 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 27, 28, 29, 30, 31, 32, 33, 34, 35 - Top