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Cindy Sanford of Job Service North Dakota gets hundreds of phone calls everyday from people looking for jobs. Since January 1st close to 18,000 people have walked into the Williston office in hopes of finding employment.

 "A year ago, in 2011, people wanted to work in the oil field. This year, everyone wants to come and be in trucking. They want to be truckers. Next year, I'm guessing its going to be more on the production side and construction side," explained Sanford.

 Nicholas Buttron came to Williston looking for a job for the energy industry.

  "I was in Arizona and I was working at a department store and one of the truckers said that they offer good money for menial jobs. And I thought I work a menial job why not go up there," stated Buttron.

 There are a few things job seekers need to know before moving to Williston.

  "Come prepared with a place to stay before you come. Make some phone calls. Don't just show up and hope to and say you're going to be one of those who live in their car. It's going start getting cold," warned Sanford.

 Luz Rotherham is from the Dominican Republic. She has been in Williston for two months and is already worried about winter.

 "Oh my God, its going to be the first time I see the snow. I'm so excited. But it's cold already for me now. It's like oh my God I don't want to go outside," worried Rotherman.

 In addition to the hundreds of companies looking for workers, Job Services in Williston also has openings.

 "We're kind of like we're always in triage. We're like a mash unit, you know? Everyone is always running," laughed Sanford.

 To handle the overwhelming workload, the Williston office often pulls staff members from Minot and Bismarck to keep up with all the job seekers.

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