HEALTHBEAT The looming shortage of doctors
Not too long ago, the American Association of Medical Colleges unveiled a new print ad depicting a patient sitting alone and distressed in an exam room. The stark message: "By the time you notice Amer... Posted on 12/18/12 at 5:55 PM
STAFF BLOG THE N.D. CAPITOL AND BEYOND WSI reviews survey results
BISMARCKPeople familiar with Workforce Safety and Insurance tend to give the state agency more positive reviews than those unfamiliar with it, a recent survey shows.
University of Mary students recen... Posted on 10/21/10 at 3:12 PM
With thousands of jobs available in North Dakota, most requiring two years or less of education, several agencies have joined forces to let young area high school students learn career options.
The work force, or lack of it, in the state has been a hot-button issue for economic developers, businesses and the Legislature. Finding solutions has been the focus for them all. In Region 6, which is made up of nine counties, an interagency group has settled on a career fair, with businesses showcasing their jobs and students discovering what their future can be without a four-year degree.
Federal data ranks South Dakota fifth nationally in rate of deaths on the job. North Dakota ranked sixth.
Alaska led the country with the highest fatality rate at 13.8 per 100,000, followed by Wyoming at 12.9, West Virginia at 10.2, Montana at 9.2, South Dakota at 8.8 and North Dakota at 8.7.
BISMARCK — North Dakota’s Workforce Safety and Insurance is one of the best-run workers’ compensation funds in the country and most of the criticism directed at it in the public and in the news media is uncalled for, a consultant told the WSI board and legislators this morning.
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