On Friday April 21, I received a comment to one of my blog posts from a 31 year old local woman in Dickinson, North Dakota. This woman was from a local family that had lived in Dickinson for several generations. She had graduated from the private Catholic Trinity High School in Dickinson. She later married a man who came to Dickinson from out of state to work here during the oil boom, and she later became divorced from him, though he still lives here in Dickinson.
I could not find a woman who is a more perfect representation of local women in Dickinson, coming from a family who has lived here for several generations, being Catholic, and having graduated from Trinity High School, and making the comment, “The oilfield is not dying it’s picking up. Companies can’t find enough workers to fill all the open positions.”
No matter how many articles I write exposing the lies and misinformation in Dickinson, North Dakota, that are spread in attempt to lure people here to take advantage of them, the local people persist in spreading these lies and misinformation. “This oil boom is going to last for the next twenty years.” “Everyone is making $100,000 per year in the oil field.” And, “The oilfield is not dying it’s picking up. Companies can’t find enough workers to fill all the open positions.”
This week in Dickinson, North Dakota, for the entire week, from Friday of last week to the end of the day on Friday of this week, North Dakota Job Services posted a total of seven new jobs this week. Seven new jobs! For the entire week!
April is the busiest time of the year in Dickinson for new employment. Dickinson goes through a cold and snowy winter where a lot of outdoor work is postponed, and then there is a rush in April to hire workers for companies to get their work done in the Spring and Summer. In 2011 through 2013 in Dickinson, during the spring, there were typically thirty to forty new jobs posted each week on North Dakota Job Services. Then in 2014 through 2015, there were typically twenty to thirty new jobs posted each week on North Dakota Job Services. This week there were seven! A huge drop in new job postings!
It wasn’t just North Dakota Job Services in Dickinson. For the month of April 2017, for the entire month up until April 21 on the website CareerBuilder, there were only five new jobs posted for Dickinson, if you don’t include enlisting in the National Guard. Only five new jobs, for the entire month of April, on CareerBuilder for Dickinson!
Several years ago on the website CareerBuilder for Dickinson, North Dakota, there would have been approximately one hundred new jobs posted during the month of April. For most towns the size of Dickinson not any where near the oil field, these towns probably had more new jobs posted in April than Dickinson’s five new job postings.
The local Catholic people here keep lying to everyone to try to get them to come to Dickinson, North Dakota so that they can rip them off on housing, and try to take advantage of them with their evil schemes and plans. But people will quit coming once they find out that there are no jobs in Dickinson.
The businesses here in Dickinson will begin closing, one after another. The commercial warehouses and industrial buildings will become vacant. People will abandon their homes in order to get out of Dickinson. Then the Catholics will begin killing each other and practicing cannibalism. They will all get what is coming to them.
Don’t worry about me, I will leave before the cannibalism starts.