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Being prepared is your best resource in finding an oilfield job. Use these sites to better understand what to expect when looking for employment in the Bakken region.

With high-paying jobs and rapidly expanding community infrastructure, the Bakken oil boom has brought unprecedented opportunities to the state. If you are considering a move to North Dakota’s oilfield region, get details here on job openings, housing and other resources. 

Map of the Bakken Oil Field
Need a better understanding of what areas in North Dakota are in the oil patch? This map from the Minneapolis Federal Reserve shows what counties and cities are in the oil region across North Dakota, Montana and South Dakota.

Job Resources

Job Service North Dakota
North Dakota's premier career website has thousands of job opportunities currently available throughout the state. Search for jobs by town, occupation and salary range, build your resume online, or have a virtual recruiter automatically notify you of certain job openings. Need some help navigating the Job Service North Dakota website? Try the Find Jobs on JobsND.com step-by-step guide for further instructions.

Oilfield Employment Guide
This document provides helpful advice, information and resources for anyone ready to start the oilfield employment search. You can also check out Job Service North Dakota's Oilfield Jobs - FAQs for answers to common oilfield employment questions.

How to Search for Oilfield Jobs on Job Service North Dakota 
A step-by-step guide on how to navigate Job Service North Dakota when searching for oilfield specific jobs. 

Job Fairs
Job fairs are a great way to meet potential employers in person. This site provides a list of upcoming job fairs in North Dakota.

Other job listing sources in the North Dakota oilfield:

Housing Resources

Before you embark for your new career in the North Dakota oilfield, be sure to have housing arrangements in place. These resources provide helpful information on housing options in the area:  

Online Resources for Western North Dakota & Oil News

These sources can help you be informed on news and other happenings in the Bakken.

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