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Activity up, hiring increases in the Bakken

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Oil companies are hiring in the Bakken, and more jobs are expected to open up next year, according to the Bismarck Tribune today. Job Service North Dakota announced six oil companies are looking for workers to man fracking crews in the new year, said Cindy Sanford, customer service office manager of Job Service’s Williston branch. She said she couldn’t reveal ...

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Waiting for recovery–when will the oil glut disappear?

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They’re tired phrases. Oil slump. Oil glut. Rig count down. Oil price dips. It seems as though every time the oil industry hits the news, one of those phrases are used. But life for those of us who work in the oil and gas industry consists of the here and now, and although the the view of the computer screen reporting the ...

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Marcellus jobs market takes another beating

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Low natural gas prices just keep hitting oil and gas industry workers in the Marcellus Shale. The state Department of Labor figures show 2,262 fewer oil and gas jobs when comparing quarter two of 2015 to 2014. Cabot Oil and Gas announced in a press release  a 58 percent reduction to $325 million as opposed to $774 in 2015. The ...

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June job stats point to a resilient Texas despite oil slump

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Even with hindering oil prices, Texas still rated third in the nation for job growth in June. According to state-by-state statistics released by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, only New York and California beat out the 16,700 jobs Texas added. Overall, 31 states saw an increase in jobs last month while 17 states, plus Washington D.C., saw a decrease. ...

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Oil rig repairer files bankruptcy, aims to end worker suits

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JACKSON, Miss. — Oil rig repairer Signal International of Mobile, Alabama, is filing for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection. The company blames a downturn in oil exploration, combined with millions it could owe to Indian guest workers suing the company. The Retirement Systems of Alabama, a public pension system that already owned a minority of the company and was a lender, ...

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Baker Hughes moves out of Alice, 50 jobs cut

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Bad news for Baker Hughes employees in Alice, Texas, where the company has closed its hydraulic fracturing facility. The shutdown that occurred Monday means 50 folks are out of work. However, Baker Hughes has claimed that some of those jobs are moving to San Antonio. South Texas television station KIII-TV reported that some employees were laid off Monday while others ...

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Chamber to focus on jobs, membership

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SAN ANGELO, Texas – As new leadership settles in at the San Angelo Chamber of Commerce, the organization stands poised to navigate any direction economic winds may blow. “The big question hanging over the minds of most people is what will be the price of West Texas Intermediate crude,” said Phil Neighbors, chamber president. The oil economy has made a ...

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This week’s top energy jobs

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The energy industry – oil & gas sector in particular – is bracing itself for a massive wave of retirements over the short to medium term, which has been dubbed “The Great Shift Change.” As the industry prepares for this turnover, companies are looking to the next generation of candidates with skills ranging from finance, geology, engineering, law, etc. Additionally, lots ...

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