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Pat Bertagnolli, left, director of human resources for B&G Oilfield Services, talks to a job-seeker at a job fair in Williston, N.D., on Thursday, March 13, 2014. Amy Dalrymple/Forum News Service

FACES OF THE BOOM: Oil companies focus on recruiting families to North Dakota

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WILLISTON, N.D. – Pat Bertagnolli’s official job is to recruit oilfield workers, but unofficially he’s a headhunter for Bakken communities.


The director of human resources for B&G Oilfield Services in Williston tries to recruit spouses and families to move to North Dakota along with the workers he hires.

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Amy Dalrymple

Amy Dalrymple is a Forum News Service reporter stationed in the Oil Patch. She can be reached at or (701) 580-6890.