Bismarck-Mandan workers are among the most productive and dependable in the nation. Dedication to hard work blended with our history of plain-spoken honesty creates a general attitude of respect for employment and property. This attitude proves itself time and again with statistics like consistently low employee absenteeism, low employee turnover, and almost non-existent work stoppage rates.
According to the employers surveyed in 2009 Labor Availability and Business Needs Survey
- 78% of employers reported having 10% or less turnover.
- 89.9% of employers reported having 6% or less daily absenteeism.
- Work disruptions due to labor disputes were all but non-existent with the vast majority - in excess of 95.4% - of employers.
- Employers rank 40% of applicants as having excellent or above the midpoint problem-solving skills.
- Employers reported no shortage of applicants with good teamwork skills, with 51% ranked as excellent or above average
The working age population of Bismarck-Mandan is well-educated and are loyal to their employers.
- 91% of the survey respondents had achieved their high school diploma (or equivalent) and 33.1% had at least a 4-year college degree.
- The median length of employment at the current job is 4.8 years; the average length of employment at the current job is 5.4 years.
- The median years of management experience for survey respondents is 11.3 years.
Potential job seekers (PJS) in the Bismarck-Mandan community are readily available to meet the needs of area's businesses.
2009 Bismarck-Mandan Available Labor & Business Needs
- 37% of the adults in the area are willing to consider employment opportunities.
- Approximately 94% of the potential job seekers have at least a high school diploma, and 25% have a college degree.
- 44% of potential job seekers have received some job skills training in the past three years.
- 64% of the PJS have some management experience, with the mean length of time for this experience being 11 years.