Hundreds of Construction Workers Needed in North Dakota

Influx of oil-boom workers is moving on to the next stage -- a building boom

The North Dakota oil boom that for years has been attracting workers from across the nation with the promise of big paychecks and plenty of work is now moving on to the next stage — a building boom.

The surge in population in the sparsely populated area has generated a need for what Scull calls quality-of-life projects like wellness centers, schools, hospitals, recreation centers and municipal government buildings.

The owner of one of Rapid City's largest construction firms said enough work exists for him to easily double his work force, he could hire another 50 employees.

And apparently he is not alone.

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