Hot economy, cold comfort: The ND Oil Patch’s homeless problem
By Reuters Media
Lured by the promise of jobs created by the oil and gas boom, Mario Solano left his home in Miami to travel to a new life in the center of it all — North Dakota.
At first, Solano found temporary jobs driving trucks for oil and gas companies. Eventually, he found permanent employment working as a ranch hand in the town of Williston, making $14.50 an hour, or about $30,000 a year — plenty, Solano thought, to get a small place of his own.
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