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The North Dakota Department of Commerce is excited to announce the launch of the Candidate Marketplace, a groundbreaking new tool designed to connect employers with a pre-qualified pool of talent seeking relocation to North Dakota. This initiative is part of the Find the Good Life program, a comprehensive effort to attract skilled workers to the state.

Developed in collaboration with RoleCall, the Candidate Marketplace is the largest of its kind to date, boasting over 1,500 candidates actively interested in a move to North Dakota. These individuals have already expressed their interest through the Find the Good Life Relocation Help Desk.

“The Candidate Marketplace empowers employers to directly tap into this rich talent pool,” Commerce Workforce Deputy Director Janna Pastir. “This innovative platform provides employers with another valuable touchpoint to connect with passive leads who may not have actively sought out job opportunities in North Dakota."

Previously, relocation-interested candidates connected with employers through community champions. However, this approach only reached a limited audience, as only one-third of leads sought champion assistance. The Candidate Marketplace allows employers to directly access the remaining qualified leads, significantly expanding their recruiting reach.

Key Features of the Candidate Marketplace:

  • Over 1,500 Pre-Qualified Candidates: Employers gain instant access to a large pool of talent ready to relocate to North Dakota.  
  • Advanced Search Capabilities: Filter candidates by industry, experience, skills, and more to find the perfect match for your needs. 
  • Streamlined Communication: Connect directly with qualified candidates to discuss potential opportunities.  
  • Employer Registration and Access: Employers interested in utilizing the Candidate Marketplace must register and be approved by the North Dakota Department of Commerce. Everyone accessing the platform will require their own login credentials.

Important Note:

The Candidate Marketplace serves as a candidate sourcing tool, not a job board. Employers cannot post job openings on the platform. Leads seeking open positions should visit the Job Service North Dakota job board.

For more information about the Candidate Marketplace or the Find the Good Life program visit https://ndgov.link/CandidateMarketplace or contact Sara Michael at michaelsara@nd.gov

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