Workforce and Education
Job Service North Dakota offers all customers, including businesses, students, job seekers, researchers, and public officials with access to all federally-funded workforce development programs, as well as several state programs through the One-Stop System. Businesses may generate a customized proposal outlining potential state and federal program benefits based on the number and title of occupations and their corresponding wage rate.
North Dakota offers a unique program that contributes to job training proposals:
New Jobs Training
New Jobs Training is a North Dakota program offering incentives to primary sector businesses that are creating new full ime employment opportunities through business expansion, creation and/or relocation to the state. Funding is provided to help offset the cost of training new employees.
Under the North Dakota New Jobs Training Program, businesses may be able to obtains funds in the form of a loan, a reimbursement grant, or under a self-financing option. State income tax withholding from the new positions created are matched for up to ten years, until the maximum reimbursement is reached, or until the loan is repaid, whichever comes first.
A North Dakota New Jobs Training Preliminary Agreement establishes the effective date for a project and must be signed and in place prior to the start date of any new employee. To qualify, the business must be a primary sector business and agree that all the new jobs created will be paying a minimum of $10 per hour plus benefits within the first 12 months of employment.
Job Service also assists in workforce recruitment efforts by offering space in the One Stop offices for businesses to hold individual, on-site job fairs. Job seekers accessing One Stop services on-site are invited to meet with business representatives. Social media outreach invites all job seekers statewide to these events. A wide array of businesses, ranging from retail, energy, trucking, manufacturing, and healthcare take advantage of this service.
North Dakota has highly-educated and hard-working employees waiting to help you achieve a positive bottom line. North Dakota has one of the most well-educated workforces in the nation. Our students rank among the top in highest Scholastic Achievement Test (SAT) score and high school graduation rate.
Excellence in Academics Technology
North Dakota offers its students the opportunity to take courses online and provides the opportunity to earn a high school diploma entirely over the Internet. All public high schools in North Dakota are connected to the state's telecommunications infrastructure. North Dakotans are raised to be hard workers and this work ethic carries over to academic excellence and job performance.
North Dakota is home to 19 college and university campuses, one of the highest ratios of college institutions per college-aged population and has the highest number of full-time students enrolled in college per capita. The North Dakota University System has 11-campuses and includes two doctoral universities, one master's degree-granting university, three universities that offer bachelor's degrees and five, two-year colleges that offer associate and trade/technical degrees.
Colleges & Universities
Companies looking to expand their operations need to know there is an available workforce. North Dakota is poised to deliver a ready and available workforce of more than 300,000 people, committed to world-class service.
Learn more about North Dakota's workforce demographics.
Nationwide, employee turnover rates of 20-30 percent are often an expected cost of doing business. Imagine locating your company in a state where employee turnover rates higher than 15 percent are cause for concern and many employers do not track turnover because it's not an issue, much less a line item.
Employee Turnover Rates
North Dakotans' are known for their work ethic and that is reflected in low absenteeism rates from high school straight through to professional careers and trades. Business benefits from our reliable, dedicated workforce. Many North Dakota businesses don't even consider absenteeism as a cost of doing business.
Employee Absentee Rates