Listen Live on  
 

102.7 JACK-FM

Playing What We Want for Baltimore
 
 

Crazy Commute: Wisconsin Workers to Staff ND Store

 
Crazy Commute: Wisconsin Workers to Staff ND Store
Posted Friday, November 30th 2012 @ 1pm

(NEWSER– And you thought your commute was bad: Home improvement retailer Menard plans to fly 50 workers weekly from its headquarters in Eau Claire, Wisconsin, to a store in the booming town of Minot, North Dakota. A nearby oil patch has swelled the town's population to nearly 50,000 (up from 36,500 in 2000), and it's rebuilding in the wake of last year's record flooding. That combination of factors has led to strong demand for building materials, and as the only big-box building supply retailer in Minot, Menard is struggling to find job takers in a town with just a 2.3% unemployment rate.

Read more: Newser

Recommended Stories

More from 102.7 JACK-FM

*