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Old 09-24-2011, 03:19 PM
 
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Default Going to ND for a job...oil field info please

I'm 19 and currently living in Michigan, but I (and my family) are originally from North Dakota. I'm thinking of going back in a few months to work and save up money for 6 months to a year to help get myself through college and throw some money in the bank. I've been looking online (mainly job service ND) and all the oil field jobs I'm finding are ones that require a ton of past experience or you have to be 21 and/or have a CDL. Are there any other ways to find oil jobs in/around Minot or Williston? I hear of people being hired in a day and they don't have experience, so I take it there's a lot of general labor type jobs that will provide on-the-job training?

I know there's tons of other jobs, too, but I want the oil fields because of all the available over time. I want to go out there to work and save money, not just get a full time job and only be able to live there and not save money. In other words, I don't want to move out there just to bring in $2000 a month after taxes. I'd be perfectly fine with $14/hr as long as I can get a good amount of over time every week.

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Old 09-24-2011, 06:13 PM
 
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If you are serious about it, try taking a trip out to these areas for a day or two if you can. This would give you the oppurtunity to see some of the jobs that are available in these areas, and if it would be a good fit for you. There may be some entry-level type oil field jobs that you could apply for while in the area.
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Old 11-20-2011, 08:41 AM
 
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Hi, I live in illinois and I want a better life for my son and I. I'm 24 and I don't have anything more than a hs diploma/ged and about ten years of construction, fast food and other misc job expierence. I have the will and determination to do whatever it will take to adequately plan and take action to begin my son's future on the right path. I've heard of entry level jobs that someone with little to no experience can get and I'm having a hard time finding those jobs online. Are there any links that may be helpful to me so that I may find employment and start my new career asap?
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Old 11-20-2011, 08:52 AM
 
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I'm 19 and currently living in Michigan, but I (and my family) are originally from North Dakota. I'm thinking of going back in a few months to work and save up money for 6 months to a year to help get myself through college and throw some money in the bank. I've been looking online (mainly job service ND) and all the oil field jobs I'm finding are ones that require a ton of past experience or you have to be 21 and/or have a CDL. Are there any other ways to find oil jobs in/around Minot or Williston? I hear of people being hired in a day and they don't have experience, so I take it there's a lot of general labor type jobs that will provide on-the-job training?

I know there's tons of other jobs, too, but I want the oil fields because of all the available over time. I want to go out there to work and save money, not just get a full time job and only be able to live there and not save money. In other words, I don't want to move out there just to bring in $2000 a month after taxes. I'd be perfectly fine with $14/hr as long as I can get a good amount of over time every week.
Spend lots of time reading the various threads here, there are so many helpful resources. While you plan, and wait to come, these resources will help. Find the thread...talkin the bakken. Lists lots of companies. Read the Williston herald online, read the postings of others either here, homeless looking, or already working. You will find several good links listed in several threads. If you have housing available from relatives you are way ahead of the game. But, if you are from ND, you are smart enough to wait til spring. Seriously, there will be even more jobs in spring, dickinson, williston, eastern montana. Read, watch, network, and then come spring get r done
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