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Located in northwestern North Dakota where the Yellowstone and Missouri rivers meet, Williston has been a crossroads and gathering place for centuries. Today it’s at the heart of the oil boom in the formation known as the Bakken Shale.

This city of 18,500 has doubled in size since 2000, and it’s still growing and offering great opportunities for careers and businesses, as well as outdoor recreation and amenities that make Williston a great hometown.

Things to do

Williston Convention and Visitors Center - Information on activities, events and things to see and do in the Williston area
Williston Parks and Rec - City parks and other recreational facilities and programs

Lewis and Clark State Park - Located 19 miles east of Williston
Theodore Roosevelt National Park - Located approximately 60 miles south of Williston
Lake Sakakawea - One of the largest freshwater lakes in the country


North Dakota continues to have record low unemployment rates, consistently the lowest in the nation. With a labor force of 413,804 and participation rate of 69.5%, there is constantly a search for qualified talent in careers and jobs in all industries. With thousands of positions open across the state, there’s something out there for all job seekers.
Job Service ND - The official employment service of the state of North Dakota
Job Service ND – Williston - Contact information for the Williston office

Largest employers in the area are Halliburton Energy Services, Williston Public School District, Wal-Mart, Nabors Drilling USA, CHI St. Alexius Medical Center, City of Williston, Liberty Oilfield Services, Oasis Petroleum, LLC, Bethel Lutheran Nursing and Rehabilitation Center




Additional City Resources

City of Williston - Information on city government and services
Williston Herald - The latest area news

Williston Chamber of Commerce - Locate businesses in Williston

Williston Economic Development - Watch this video to see all the great things happening in Williston