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Matching employers to workers in Dickinson area

UCP Personnel Services began primarily as a construction staffing company, but has expanded into Dickinson and is providing services for everything from oil field jobs to clerical work.

UCP Personnel Services

UCP Personnel Services began primarily as a construction staffing company, but has expanded into Dickinson and is providing services for everything from oil field jobs to clerical work.

The company connects employers and workers for temporary staffing and spot jobs, Dickinson Manager Marissa Krump said.

"They're our employees for the first 90 days," she said. "If they don't work out for them, the company is not socked with the cost of worker's comp, unemployment, federal and state taxes, all of those additional costs. If they go through us, they've had a trial, they know if they're going to like them or not and it's a smoother transition."

Krump added employees are most expensive for companies the first six months of employment.

"It's a high turnover rate because of the low unemployment rate," she said of the Dickinson area. "All of those costs of recruiting people and all that is on us and not on them. It's definitely advantageous."

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It's convenient for employees, too, Krump said.

"We do try really hard to keep people working, trying to find the best fit for a particular job," said Conor Hartz, administrative assistant. "A lot of people need work around here and it's nice to be able to help them out and place them in jobs they like and prefer doing."

It also gives employees a chance to feel out a career and decide whether to continue in that direction.

"They can just be like 'OK I'm done,'" Krump said. "It's easier for them as an employee through our system."

Those interested can fill out applications online and submit resumes via email.

"A large number of the people coming here are from out of state," Hartz said. "We can give those resumes to people before they're even out here."

UCP provides background checks and drug screening for employers, Krump said. She is certified to do urine analyses and hair follicle testing, she added.

The Utah-based company opened an office in Minot about two years ago and has expanded into Dickinson.

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"We try to make sure our employees are in the best fit for the employer," Krump said. "We want everyone to be happy -- the employer and employee. So we want to make sure everybody's needs are getting met and everyone can walk away happy."

UCP is at 141 Third St. W., Suite 3 and open 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday.

To contact Krump or Hartz, call 701-483-5311.

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