Imagine, you’re living in a town during the recession, but you’re able to find a job after the first interview. Also imagine that job giving you the hours you deserve for the pay you need to put food on the table for you and your families, and then add that imagination with a town that’s seemingly recession proof as a whole. Believe it or not, this is the reality for a town in North Dakota.Companies in Williston, are allowing job seekers to make exorbitant wages for menial work. Specifically, to one of the tiny towns surrounding the oil and natural gas-rich formation, experts estimate to hold anywhere between 4 billion and 24 billion barrels of oil.According to the Energy Information Administration and investment bank Goldman Sachs predicts by 2017, the US could steer away towards Saudi Arabia and move towards Russia as the world’s largest oil producer. You can thank Willistonton–for that.Williston is a town known for its jobs, oil, and commercial construction. Five new hotels are currently under construction in Williston to house those who can’t live in the “man camps” but are able to find a plan B in order to keep on working.Since the oil boom, many middle-age families are in search of a clean slate to start off fresh financially. An estimated 1,200 housing units are expected to be constructed in Williston very soon, and, when available, one-bedroom apartments rent for $1,700 or more a month, with an estimated 3,000 to 4,000 job openings in the area.It’s no secret that this town is far from perfect. With this huge economic boom come a slew of negatives. The oil boom has been hard on law enforcement and emergency-response teams. There has been an increase in traffic fatalities, as well as arrests for DWI, prostitution and drugs.Just as new hotels are under construction, so will public schools be built. School superintendents in Williston report about 4,000 children will attend district schools in 2012 and 2013. Those schools were built to handle just 2,000 kids. According to the New York Times and those familiar with the area, the state has responded with a $90 million appropriation for new schools that will be tacked on top of local revenue normally dedicated to the development of new facilities.That money has to be spread over 17 counties, and Williston schools superintendents will need $87 million for new facilities in the next few years to meet demand. And even that still may not be enough, as housing construction races to catch up to the needs of thousands of new workers. Once additional housing is available, even more workers and their families will move into the area.Today, Williston remains one of the top job-seeking areas in the entire country. What remains will lead to an increase in population, as well as an increase in new construction opportunities towards retail and commercial construction. Unemployment lowers, while more construction opportunities arise.