Dwight Enget VP Corporate Development for Bakken Staffing www.bakkenstaffing.com is a panelist for the October 23rd – 25th 2012 Bakken infrastructure Finance and Development Summit www.infocastinc.com/bakken . Dwight will speak on “Securing Sufficient Workforce in the Bakken” . Other Bakken Energy Service also attending as panels are and Tim Fisher CEO/Founder orf Bakken Energy Service and co-host with Steve Bakken of KFYR www.kfyr.com on “Energy Matters.” KFYR and Bakken Satffing are members of Bakken Energy Service www.bakkenenergyservice.com .
Securing Sufficient Workforce in the Bakken
The current unemployment rate in North Dakota is 3.0%, the lowest in the country, and the whole region is exploding with potential. The Bakken Formation created more than 12,000 jobs from 2010 to 2011 and another 10,000 jobs are expected to be added in 2012. Oil companies are paying top dollar to attract new workers and other local businesses are trying to compete by boosting their pay.
The Bakken is causing people to rush to North Dakota because of high earnings potential and overall worker shortages in this region. There are jobs that need to be filled with people who have certain skill sets and knowledge, who are willing to get trained and work hard under challenging conditions that this region presents. The oil industry and the industries supporting the Bakken shale boom are welcoming hard workers with open arms. This panel discussion comprised of HR and local government representatives will outline the scope of job opportunities available in this region and will discuss challenges that need to be overcome to secure sufficient workforce to support the rapid growth in North Dakota.
Dwight Enget, V.P. Corporate Business Development, BAKKEN STAFFING www.bakkenstaffing.com
Shirley Johnson, Field Recruiter, ENSIGN ENERGY SERVICES, INC. www.ensignenergy.com/
Traci McCready, Partner, AXIOM CONSULTING PARTNERS www.axiomcp.com/
Jeanna St. Claire, Principal, BRADSBY GROUP www.bradsbygroup.com/
Gene Veeder, Executive Director, MCKENZIE COUNTY JOBS DEVELOPMENT AUTHORITY www.county.mckenziecounty.net/