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Oil slump got you down? That light at the end of the tunnel just might be a Profoam truck

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It seems that every week we’re reading about another round of layoffs in the oil and gas industry. According to Houston-based Graves & Co., over 350,000 industry workers had lost their jobs since mid-2014. Some chose to retire, some entered other fields, and some, with an entrepreneurial spirit and a wealth of knowledge and experience in oil and gas, chose ...

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What the Dallas Fed Quarterly Report means for Eagle Ford shale jobs

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On June 29th the latest quarterly report released by the Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas addressed the capital spending, costs, production levels, employment and overall current business activities of energy companies from Louisiana, New Mexico and Texas. From approximately 200 gas and oil companies surveyed, 42 percent stated that they expect their employment levels to remain consistent with those of ...

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Maryland’s minimum wage to rise 50 cents to $8.75

ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — Maryland’s minimum wage and the state’s gas tax are going up. Here’s a look at some new laws that take effect Friday: MINIMUM WAGE Maryland’s minimum wage will rise from $8.25 to $8.75. It’s the latest bump scheduled to take effect since lawmakers in 2014 approved increases over several years from $7.25. It is scheduled to ...

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Shell to cut at least another 2,200 jobs globally

Shell expects 4th Q profits to drop at least 40 percent

LONDON (AP) — Anglo-Dutch oil company Royal Dutch Shell says it will trim at least 2,200 jobs globally amid challenging times in the oil industry. The losses are in addition to cuts already being implemented because of the energy company’s merger with BG. The losses will include some 475 positions in the North Sea. Oil companies around the world are ...

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Wyoming recruits unemployed energy workers for prison jobs

CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) — The state of Wyoming is encouraging workers who recently have lost their jobs in the state’s energy industry to consider applying for vacant state positions including prison jobs with the state Department of Corrections. Gov. Matt Mead says more than 2,400 state residents have lost jobs in the state’s energy industries since January. The state has ...

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Hiring goes cold across state

Hiring was slow for the third straight month in Colorado and more people left the labor force, according to preliminary September jobs data released Tuesday by the state Department of Labor and Employment. Wages were up a modest 2.1 percent from a year earlier, the agency said. The average workweek decreased to 33.9 hours from 34.3 hours. In Pueblo County, ...

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Study expects Wyoming trucking jobs to increase

CHEYENNE, Wyo. — Finding drivers for his small local trucking firm is one of the biggest struggles of Matt Davis’ job. “We are talking about $60,000-a-year jobs, and I can’t seem to get people to apply,” he said. “With everything going on in the oil fields, it’s a just a real pain to get qualified drivers.” Davis is the owner ...

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