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Justin Day, 20, of Salem, Ore., shows where he lived in his VW van in Williston, N.D., while looking for work in the Oil Patch. He recently began working in the oilfield near Dickinson, N.D. CARRIE SNYDER | FORUM COMMUNICATIONS CO.

Persistence pays off in oilfield job hunt

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WILLISTON, N.D. - Twenty-year-old Justin Day moved to North Dakota with no oilfield experience.

A month later, Day has a job that could pay him six figures this year.


But getting that job took research. And a lot of persistence.

Day, of Salem, Ore., is trained as a phlebotomist but couldn't find steady work at home.

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