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North Dakota Gov. Doug Burgum highlights workforce issues in State of State

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Gov. Doug Burgum, left, speaks with Rick Tabish and Kevin Washington in this file 2022 photo about the Atlas Power Data Center, which is being built in Williams County. Burgum has just announced another major cryptocurrency mining facility is coming to North Dakota. This one is backed by Kevin O'Leary of Shark Tank fame.

Workforce was central to Gov. Doug Burgum’s State of the State on Wednesday.

North Dakota has more than 30,000 job openings, and that has proven to be a challenge for not just its oil and gas sector, but other sectors as well. It’s tough for businesses to fully explore diversification when labor is so tight.

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