MINOT, N.D. (AP) _ Minot Air Force Base is looking for civilian
workers as the western oil fields continue to draw engineers,
electricians and others.
Kevin Nelson with the 5th Mission Support Group says that there are more than 150
vacancies on base, and the base is in direct competition with the
oil industry when it comes to filling a lot of them.
Nelson says about 20 people have resigned recently to go to work
in the high-paying oil fields. He says it's not that they didn't
like their jobs at the base _ it's simple economics.