Bakken continuing to increase workforce

Photo by: WDAY Radio Staff
Photo by: WDAY Radio Staff

(Minot, ND) -- The Bakken in North Dakota is continuing to up the workforce.

Production officials say without an increase in the workforce, availability of rigs, and investment capital, oil production won't increase.

North Dakota Petroleum Council President Ron Ness says he'd like to attract workers from other countries.

Ness says he is hoping immigration reform will help bring in Canadian workers and workers from around the U.S.