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System Downtime Scheduled for September 24, 2022 at 5 AM

Tuesday, September 20, 2022

Job Service North Dakota will be conducting scheduled maintenance which will affect the employer internet website (UI EASY), the secure file transfer portal (Secure FTP), the claimant internet website (UI ICE) and the claims center interactive voice response phone systems (701-328-4995), and Virtual One Stop job seeking and posting site on Saturday, September 24, 2022, beginning at 5 AM and ending no later than 10 AM CT.  Expect intermittent outages. Our website, jobsnd.com, will be available during this time. 

Customers may be unable to file an unemployment insurance claim, certify eligibility or complete required UI activities while maintenance is performed. Employers may be unable to access their UI EASY accounts. Job seekers may be unable to search for jobs or update and post resumes, and employers may be unable post jobs to the site. Job Service North Dakota encourages customers to complete these activities prior to the downtime or once the system returns to normal operation.


UA Sprinkler Fitters Local 669 Apprenticeship Opportunities

Wednesday, August 31, 2022

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Notification of Apprenticeship Opportunities at Bergstrom Electric

Thursday, August 25, 2022

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Downtime will affect UI Claimants and Job Seekers on August 20, 2022

Monday, August 15, 2022 at 03:30 pm

Job Service North Dakota will be conducting scheduled maintenance which will affect the employer internet website (UI EASY), the secure file transfer portal (Secure FTP), the claimant internet website (UI ICE) and the claims center interactive voice response phone systems (701-328-4995), and Virtual One Stop job seeking and posting site on Saturday, August 20, 2022, beginning at 5 AM and ending no later than 10 AM CT.  Expect intermittent outages. Our website, jobsnd.com, will be available during this time. 

Customers may be unable to file an unemployment insurance claim, certify eligibility or complete required UI activities while maintenance is performed. Employers may be unable to access their UI EASY accounts. Job seekers may be unable to search for jobs or update and post resumes, and employers may be unable post jobs to the site. Job Service North Dakota encourages customers to complete these activities prior to the downtime or once the system returns to normal operation.


VA program offers education and training for Veterans

Friday, July 22, 2022

Veterans who lost jobs due to the COVID-19 pandemic are being offered education and training for a variety of high-demand jobs through the Veteran Rapid Retraining Assistance Program (VRRAP). The VRRAP is a program of the Veterans Administration.

Qualifying Veterans can receive up to 12 months of tuition and fees along with a monthly housing allowance.

To be eligible for VRRAP, Veterans must be between 22 and 66 years of age, unemployed due to COVID-19, able to work, and not eligible for education or unemployment benefits.

The program will stop accepting new VRRAP enrollments on December 11, 2022 — or when it reaches either the funding or participant limit, whichever comes first.

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Job Service and Be More Colorful collaborate to offer virtual reality working experiences

Thursday, July 21, 2022 at 03:00 pm

Job Service North Dakota is partnering with North Dakota-based virtual reality studio Be More Colorful to help career seekers explore different career paths. Beginning in July, Be More Colorful's career exploration product, CareerViewXR, (CVXR) will be available to Job Service clients. This 12-month pilot project will bring immersive media and virtual reality content into the Bismarck Workforce Center. Click the headline to read the full announcement.


Scheduled site maintenance to affect Unemployment Insurance users on Saturday

Monday, July 18, 2022

Update Saturday, 1:30 p.m.: Service is still down and crews are working to restore service as quickly as possible. We apologize for any inconvenience.

 

Unemployment

Job Service North Dakota will be conducting scheduled maintenance which will affect the employer internet website (UI EASY), the secure file transfer portal (Secure FTP), the claimant internet website (UI ICE) and the claims center interactive voice response phone systems (701-328-4995) on Saturday, July 23, 2022 beginning at 6 AM and ending no later than 9 AM CT.  Expect intermittent outages. Our website jobsnd.com will be available during this time. 

Customers may be unable to file an unemployment insurance claim, certify eligibility or complete required UI activities while maintenance is performed. Employers may be unable to access their UI EASY accounts. Job Service North Dakota encourages customers to complete these activities prior to the downtime or once the system returns to normal operation. 


Job Searching and Labor Market Information websites are functional after service outage

Friday, July 15, 2022 at 10:00 am

BISMARCK, N.D. – Two websites that serve Job Service North Dakota are back online after service issues with Geographic Solutions, Inc. (GSI), an external website vendor. NDworkforceConnection.com, which is the state’s searchable job database, and NDLMI.com, which houses Labor Market Information, are again operational.


Employers encouraged to post jobs to NLx at no cost

Friday, July 1, 2022

North Dakota employers are encouraged to post job openings free of charge at the National Labor Exchange, (NLx) usnlx.com. Job Service North Dakota's job bank, located at ndworkforceconnection.com is still out of service due to an issue crippling the vendor which operates employment-related websites for a number of states.

the NLx collects and distributes job openings exclusively found on state job banks, corporate career websites and federal government job sites. It currently lists over 4 million positions daily. 

Through Friday, July 15, employers can directly post their jobs to the NLx at no cost. These positions will remain online for up to 30 days. (Note: it may take up to 24 hours for job postings to be processed and become visible.) 

Job seekers are also encouraged to utilize NLx for their search. Currently, all 50 states, District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, US Virgin Islands, and Guam have agreements with the NLx, and there is no cost to users.


Job Searching and Labor Market Information sites offline

Monday, June 27, 2022

UPDATE 7/7/22 - Employers and job seekers are encouraged to post/search for jobs at National Labor Exchange while NDwokforceConnection remains down. Job Service has also set up a temporary workaround enabling employers and job seekers to view available jobs by region at www.jobsnd.com/jobs

BISMARCK, N.D. – Two websites that serve Job Service North Dakota are offline due to a vendor service issue. NDworkforceConnection.com, which is the state’s searchable job database, and NDLMI.com, which houses Labor Market Information, are affected by the outage.

Unemployment claims are not affected, and the agency’s home page, jobsnd.com, remains active and accessible. Unemployment Claimants should continue to report work search activities on the North Dakota UIICE website, https://apps.nd.gov/jsnd/uiiaclaims/login.htm.