Workforce Housing in Oil, Gas as a Recruitment, Retention Strategy

Moreover, the population of Williston has more than doubled since the 2010 Census, with estimates of more than 30,000 people now within the city’s limits.

This demand for housing confirms that quality housing has become more critical as rapid growth has created an increase in projects within remote locations, with high employment allowing workers to be more selective as to where they work.

“The provision of premium accommodations can be an attractant even where operations are close to cities,” Chandler stated. “Reports are advising workers seeking jobs in remote operations to proactively ask about prospective employers’ housing offerings. They’re advised to inquire directly during the interview about specific details of accommodations offered.”

“Thus, it behooves those companies to establish a housing edge when competing in the limited talent pool, and to realize the significance of the other 12 hours.”


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