Fargo Job Resources

Written by: Ryan Koehler

By Andrew Jason

Fargo INC!, Fargo Monthly and GoFargoJobs.com bring you a section dedicated to careers in Fargo-Moorhead

Inside you’ll find information on Job Service North Dakota resources + top jobs around the area

There are 3,736 open jobs in Cass County.

Here’s how you can make sure one of these jobs is your next career.

Job-searching can be a futile endeavor. While a simple Google search can return thousands of listings, Job Service North Dakota is an underutilized agency that offers a number of resources for both job-seekers and employers.

Job Service North Dakota 

With a mission of adapting and assisting with the needs of an ever-changing work environment in the State of North Dakota, Job Service North Dakota assists individuals and businesses by offering the ability to search jobs and receive new training—offering job fairs, workshops and much more.

Individual Resources

You’ll be surprised to learn how many services are available through Job Service, but below is a listing of a few of the resources you can take part in right now:

Assistance with finding a job

Staff at the Fargo office are subject-matter experts on the area’s workforce opportunities and needs. The staff at the Fargo office can help direct job-seekers to possible job opportunities that fit their skills, experience and aspirations.

Resume writing & interview assistance

Through various services of Job Service ND, or just by stopping in and asking for help, the agency provides assistance with resume-writing and interviewing skills.

Quick Facts

The Fargo region had more than 4,000 online job openings for the month of January.

Occupation groups with the highest amount of openings:

• Healthcare Practitioners & Technical – 520
• Office & Administrative Support – 412
• Sales & Related – 332

An average of 200-300 people visit the Fargo office every day for employment assistance

An average of $883 Average weekly wage in Fargo-Moorhead

136,286 Number of people employed in Fargo-Moorhead

18,375 Number of employees in health-care and social assistance

3.4% Projected job growth in the chemical-manufacturing industry in Fargo-Moorhead

Job Fairs

Check out these upcoming job fairs from local companies:

Sanford Health
Monday, March 6, 10 a.m. – noon
Fargo Job Service Office
1350 32nd St. S, Fargo

Construction Job Fair
Tuesday, March 21, 4 – 6 p.m.
Baymont Inn & Suites
3333 13th Ave. S, Fargo

Sanford Health
Monday, March 27, 10 a.m. – noon
Fargo Job Service Office
1350 32nd St. S, Fargo

Sanford Health
Monday, April 10. 10 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Fargo Job Service Office
1350 32nd St. S, Fargo

Sanford Health
Monday, April 24, 10 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Fargo Job Service Office
1350 32nd St. S, Fargo

FM Career Expo
Tuesday, April 25, 1:30 – 4:30 p.m.
Ramada Plaza & Suites
1635 42nd St. S, Fargo

Job Service offers plenty of additional training opportunities. Below is a list of their various services. Go to jobsnd.com/individuals/training for more information.

• On-the-job training
• Classroom training
• Youth employment and training
• Academic and occupational learning assistance
• Leadership development
• Preparation for further education
• GED assistance
• Tuition assistance
• Vocational training

As veterans themselves, the Veterans’ Employment Team understands the many changes veterans experience in their transition from military to civilian life. Through Job Service, veterans and spouses of veterans receive access—on a priority of service basis—to the agency’s services. The team is trained and ready to provide one-on-one assistance to help work through employment barriers.

Labor Market Information
Did you know that wind turbine service technician is expected to be the one of the fastest growing occupation in Fargo-Moorhead in the next 10 years? You can find information like this and tons of other interesting and useful stats through the easy-to-use website.


RU Ready ND

If you’re looking for a change of career but not sure what you want to do, you should consider ruready.nd.gov. This site will match your interests with a career.


Business Resources

Job Service ND isn’t just for job-seekers, though. The agency offers a number of resources to employers, which range from recruitment help to tax credits.

Staff at the Fargo office can assist local employers with recruiting employees through job postings and job fairs. The Fargo office can help employers become involved with large Fargo-Moorhead-area job fairs, and they also host company hiring events and job fairs at the Fargo office. Job Service also promotes employer job fairs that are held privately by employers.

Available Funding & Programs
Employers can visit the Fargo office to learn about available funding, training and programs for North Dakota employers. This funding ranges from offsetting training costs for workers and employees when a business is new to the state to compensation for on-the-job training for certain segments of the population.

Work Opportunity Tax Credit
This is a federal tax credit that’s available to employers who hire and retain veterans and individuals from other target groups with significant barriers to employment.


New Jobs Training
This program offers incentives to primary sector businesses that are creating new employment opportunities through business expansion and relocation to the state by providing no-cost funding to help offset the cost of training new employees.

There are two other organizations also located at the Fargo office:

Afro-American Development Association
This nonprofit works to alleviate poverty in new Americans in the FM area by promoting job opportunities, reducing the dependency on government benefits and contributing to the regional economic growth.


Cankdeska Cikana Community College – Next Steps Program II
This program is designed to assist individuals on temporary assistance for needy families and other low-income individuals with obtaining a certificate or license in a healthcare field. They may be able to help with tuition and fees, job placement, gas, and equipment and can help with training to be a CNA, phlebotomist, LPN, licensed social worker and more.


About Job Service ND
Job Service also has an app for searching jobs.
1350 32nd St. S., Fargo

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