Guest Post: Finding Employment In The Redoubt, by S.M.

This article is intended to help provide information on finding employment in the American Redoubt states. I have attempted to gather as much information as possible and group it together by categories. I have provided many links to human resources websites and state job service sites. Once at that link, the rest is up to you.

WYOMING

Wyoming at Work

This is the State of Wyoming’s job service. You can look up jobs by the area, zip code, type of employment, or even the whole state. Some of the jobs listed will have the information on how to apply. Other listings will refer you to contact a local Wyoming at Work service center. There is a list of centers with telephone numbers on the site.

Local Newspapers

Many of the following newspapers have jobs that are not listed on job boards:

Large Companies

Typically, these companies do not post on job boards or in newspapers. They have their own human resources websites. [Editor’s Note: Also, many cities across the entire nation have a website for their Chamber of Commerce that often lists their city’s (or community’s) largest employers, and sometimes this list includes these employers’ website addresses, where job postings may be listed.]

Oil/Gas Industry

Railroads

Mines

Utilities

Cities/Counties

Other Large Employers

IDAHO

  • Idaho Dept. of Labor – This is Idaho’s job service. Employers from around the state post job openings on this site.

Local Newspapers

Railroads

Utilities

Agriculture

Mines

Forestry

Other Large Employers

Cities/Counties

MONTANA

  • Montana Dept. of Labor – This is Montana’s job service. Employers from around the state post job openings on this site.

Local Newspapers

Railroads

Utilities

Mines

Agriculture

Oil/Gas Industry

Forestry

Other Large Employers

Cities/Counties

Summary

I realize I could not include all businesses or agencies, or my post would be miles long. I tried to gather the larger employers in their respective areas. Most of the government agencies require you to complete applications online. Many large companies also request you do this as well. However, it is in your best interest to stay in contact with each organization. This is especially true in the oil/gas industry. Your application will most likely have to be submitted online, but it is then forwarded on to hiring managers and/or the manager for the department hiring. It would be beneficial to find out who these individuals are and to stay in contact with them. Many of these organizations/hiring managers see hundreds to thousands of applications at a time. When they choose those to interview up to offering a position, they like to put a face to the name.

There is a lot of work in North Dakota as well. However, the cost of living and living arrangements can negate any benefits to working there. There are many positions open throughout the Redoubt. If you want to work, you will find work. I have heard other business leaders and managers complain about finding good help, since most of the good help went to work in the oil/gas fields. All I ask is that if you do relocate to the Redoubt, please do not try to change things here. I hope this information is helpful. Good luck in your journey.

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