When more than 500 human resources professionals were asked if their company had a job opening, hands went up all over a conference room in Bismarck.
North Dakota Job Service reports 14,500 online open job postings in the state. Gov. Doug Burgum estimated that number is closer to 30,000 as he wrapped up the Governor’s Workforce and Human Resources Conference this week.
Filling those jobs requires companies pitching candidates on why they should want to live in their communities in addition to why they should want to work for their company, according to Burgum.
And he challenged those companies to invest in their communities’ amenities as a form of workforce recruitment.