Sign-on bonuses for pizza delivery drivers. College scholarships for welders. Free tuition to become a certified nursing assistant. Incentives like these are becoming more common for area companies, who say they’re necessary to fill open positions in Fargo-Moorhead – where the metro area’s 3.3 percent unemployment rate has tightened the labor pool.
When Mark Veitenheimer purchased his home here in 2012, he considered the home warranty provided by the seller as little more than a few pages in a mountain of closing paperwork. He didn’t expect to actually ever use the policy, though he was a little concerned that the furnace was as old as the 1964 home.