Job Service North Dakota has its roots in the Social Security Act of 1935, when Congress established unemployment insurance as part of an employment security system designed to provide an economic safety net during the height of the Depression.

Since then, Job Service North Dakota has broadened its mission to involve all areas of workforce development including individuals, businesses and community leaders.

Our Business

Providing workforce and unemployment services

Our Mission

Meeting workforce needs

Our Core Values 


We are determined and unwavering to deliver on our mission to meet workforce needs.


We perform our work with thoughtfulness, integrity and appreciation.


We believe greater success can be achieved when we work together. 


We are committed to our State, our organization, the people we work with and those we serve.

Our Strategic Anchors

Integrity first

Service before self

Excellence in all we do