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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.

He knew of someone who worked in North Dakota's Oil Patch, and he began researching opportunities.

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