State of North Dakota secondary Archives: on Jobs


Shelley Lenz: Invest in vocational training for good-paying jobs

When we say workforce development, that equals career and technical training. Our workforce is more technical--whether it's a vet technician, your welder, your engineers. The vocational training needs to be invested in," she said. The wages are naturally increasing, but it doesn't keep up with the cost of living because everything's increasing. We have to mitigate those costs of rent with other costs of services that are just as important to quality of life here.
Source: The Dickinson Press on 2020 North Dakota gubernatorial race Jan 31, 2020

Doug Burgum: Path to jobs is changing; not just four years of college

The model of where we think about a four-year model, on-campus thing is being challenged. The economics are shifting. As costs increase, students seek more affordable options. And we have to learn to adapt. If you can go to a 16-week coding school and get the same job as someone who went to four years of college for computer science, but the coding school person actually is more current on the tools that the company wants to hire, that's real competition.
Source: 2020 North Dakota State of the State address Jan 29, 2020

Heidi Heitkamp: Raise minimum wage from $7.25 to $10.10/hour

Q: Raise the federal minimum wage from the current $7.25/hr?

Kevin Cramer (R): No. Reducing regulations is a better way to improve job opportunities.

Heidi Heitkamp (D): Yes. Co-sponsored 2014 bill to raise to $10.10/hr.

Source: 2018 CampusElect.org Issue Guide on North Dakota Senate race Oct 9, 2018

Kevin Cramer: Reduce regulations instead of raising minimum wage

Q: Raise the federal minimum wage from the current $7.25/hr?

Kevin Cramer (R): No. Reducing regulations is a better way to improve job opportunities.

Heidi Heitkamp (D): Yes. Co-sponsored 2014 bill to raise to $10.10/hr.

Source: 2018 CampusElect.org Issue Guide on North Dakota Senate race Oct 9, 2018

Dustin Peyer: Support unions; raise minimum wage

We need to stand with our labor unions. Any workforce should have the right to unionize for better wages, safety standards, retirement, healthcare, and other things that create a more positive workforce. We plan on supporting bills that will strengthen the workforce, New Trade Policies so the Corporate America Invests in this country rather than shutting down here and moving abroad, we support of the minimum wage to $15 an hour.
Source: 2018 North Dakota Senatorial website PeyerForSenate.org Oct 1, 2017

Jack Dalrymple: Job growth from low taxes & regulations, not just oil

The national media contacts my office nearly every week asking the same question: "What are you guys doing out there anyhow?" I explain to them about our record of job creation and smart budgeting. But then they ask, "Isn't it all about the oil?" and I enjoy explaining to them that our unemployment rate, which is the lowest in the nation at 2.8%, is very low throughout the state including the Red River Valley which is about 260 miles from the nearest oil well.

For the last 12 years our successful strategies for job growth and economic development have begun with creating a positive business climate. That means a focus on low taxes, a reasonable regulatory climate, and the most responsive state government anywhere. In state government itself, we have found a model that has stood the test of time, which is to: fund our priorities responsibly; build strong reserves for the future; and provide tax relief whenever possible.

Source: North Dakota 2013 State of the State Address Jan 8, 2013

Dwight Grotberg: Redirect farm subsidies back into the marketplace

There have been questions about the farm subsidies I and farmers across this state have received. As your Senator, I will implement and support legislation that redirects our source of income back to the marketplace, where it belongs. This will, in turn, allow for more funds to be put into a reserve that can be tapped into for disasters and hard times.
Source: Press Release, “Vision for representing North Dakota” Apr 4, 2006

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