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    Default Double your salary in the middle of nowhere, North Dakota

    Believe it or not, a place exists where companies are hiring like crazy, and you can make $15 an hour serving tacos, $25 an hour waiting tables and $80,000 a year driving trucks.

    You just have to move to North Dakota. Specifically, to one of the tiny towns surrounding the oil-rich Bakken formation, estimated to hold anywhere between 4 billion and 24 billion barrels of oil.

    Oil companies have only recently discovered ways to tap this reserve. And along with the manpower needed to extract the oil, the town is now scrambling to find workers to support the new rush of labor.

    Watford City is at the center of the Bakken formation. While it is home to less than 3,000 permanent residents, there are about 6,500 people there right now, as job hunters relocate to seek out high-paying jobs.

    Aaron Pelton, the owner of Outlaws Bar & Grill in Watford, said his sales have been nearly doubling every year -- and it's only getting busier. Servers at his restaurant make about $25 an hour when tips are factored in, and kitchen staff employees make around $15 an hour.

    http://money.cnn.com/2011/09/28/pf/n...id=SF_PF_River

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    Jeremiah Salaz
    Home state: Nebraska
    Occupation: Hydraulic fracturer
    Pay: $92,000 - $130,000 per year


    I came out here looking for work about three months ago and I now work in the oil fields.

    I worked at a factory [when I lived in Nebraska], but once the economy took a downturn they cut our overtime. And for factory workers, that's what they bank on is the overtime.

    http://money.cnn.com/galleries/2011/...id=SF_PF_River
    "Watch what people are cynical about, and one can often discover what they lack. -- Gen. George S. Patton

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    "Watch what people are cynical about, and one can often discover what they lack. -- Gen. George S. Patton

 

 

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