Official Newspaper of Eddy County since 1883

Rural communities desperately seeking workers

Long-term commitment sought, small-town living offered

Rural communities across the state are desperate to attract and retain workers at small businesses like shops, restaurants, health centers, gas stations and other essential services to keep their communities alive and vibrant.

From Bowman to Bottineau, Crosby to Harvey, they’re also in competition with each other for those workers, not by choice or desire, but out of necessity. Besides attracting...

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