MINOT, Nd. (WTVR) — The Department of Labor puts North Dakota at number one with the lowest unemployment rate in the country. It currently sits at 3.1 percent.
Finding workers there is so tough that a Menards has had to fly workers in from as far away as Wisconsin.
Twice a week a jet makes a trip from Minot’s General Aviation Terminal to Wisconsin to pick up about 25 workers. The workers stay four to five days with the transportation and lodging all provide.
Until positions can be filled, the store will continue to bring workers in on a 600 mile commute in order to keep up with the demand for labor.