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Layoffs: Are they really the answer to your financial woes?

job cuts, layoffs, scissors

The energy industry has found itself in a time of financial hardship as oil prices have drastically dropped since the end of 2014. In order to avoid filing bankruptcy, leadership has taken a reactive step to the situation. This style of management speaks to leadership’s strategy, or lack thereof. The oil and gas industry is an industry with a cyclical ...

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If the White Brothers can do it, so can you

Sponsored Article The past months have been rough for the oil and gas industry—oil prices dropping drastically, companies laying off thousands of employees, rig stacking becoming a much too common practice, companies slashing budgets and spending, and companies closing down facilities and operations.  Although it seems like there is no end to this downward spiral, there is hope for some. ...

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US oilfield jobs cull gains pace, more pain ahead

Feb 13 – When Ian Sandlin was laid off last week after 13 months working on oil rigs in southeast Texas, he was surprised to have lasted that long. “I knew it was coming,” he said. “I wasn’t the first to be let go.” The 27-year-old Houston native is among thousands of workers caught in an accelerating cull of oil ...

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Recent survey shows bleak year ahead for Houston energy jobs

According to a Rigzone survey conducted from December 15, 2014 to January 2, 2015, energy layoffs will be continuing throughout the Houston area. Results of the survey concluded that nearly half of energy executives in Houston and the rest of the nation believe job cuts are likely in the first half of 2015. The Rigzone survey numbers indicated that 48 ...

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10 most wanted energy professions

Zach Koppang | Shale Plays Media The demand for skilled workers is growing quickly alongside the ongoing shale boom. The energy sector is in direct competition with other industries though, creating a competitive market for a variety of positions, according to a recent article by Rigzone.com. By examining this year’s recent quarter and the demand of jobs posted on its ...

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