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Workforce recruitment campaign aims to fill N.D. job openings

BISMARCK -- The North Dakota Economic Development Foundation and Lt. Gov. Drew Wrigley will announce a new statewide workforce recruitment and retention campaign Monday in Bismarck.

The public-private partnership aims to attract permanent workers to fill North Dakota’s 25,000 current job openings, as well as the 76,000 jobs the state is projected to add by 2020, according to a news release from the foundation.

The campaign will focus on promoting North Dakota as a great place to live, work and raise a family.

Wrigley, foundation chairman Wally Goulet and Hess Corp.’s general manager, Steve McNally, are scheduled to speak during the press conference at 2 p.m. at the state Capitol.

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