Wider Image: In Pursuit Of The American Dream
Jeff Williamson (L) and Terra Green search for coats in a Salvation Army store in Williston, North Dakota January 13, 2015. They arrived in Williston earlier that day in search of work in the Bakken oil field. The Salvation Army gave them clothing and food vouchers since they did not have enough to weather the frigid North Dakota winter. Like so many before them, Terra Green, Jeff Williamson and Bazileo Hernandez came to North Dakota's oil country seeking a better life. They just came too late. Itinerant, unskilled workers could as recently as last spring show up in the No. 2 U.S. oil producing state and vie for salaries north of $100,000 per year with guaranteed housing. The steep drop in oil prices has changed that. After trying unsuccessfully for over a month to find work, the friends decided to leave Williston. REUTERS/Andrew Cullen (UNITED STATES - Tags: BUSINESS COMMODITIES EMPLOYMENT SOCIETY)
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