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Peabody lays off 235 from northeast Wyoming coal mine

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GILLETTE, Wyo. (AP) — About 235 employees at the North Antelope Rochelle mine in northeast Wyoming are being laid off. The Gillette News Record reports that Peabody Energy announced the layoffs Thursday morning, citing financial difficulties from low coal prices and falling demand. The layoffs represent about 17 percent of the nearly 1,400 workers at North Antelope Rochelle. The mine in ...

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Wyoming losing people because of energy downturn

An oil pump on the side of the road in Wyoming. (Image: Mr Hicks46 via Flickr)

CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) — More people are leaving Wyoming than are coming to the state in the wake of thousands of jobs being lost in the fossil fuels extraction industry, and it’s a trend that an economist doesn’t see reversing until oil and gas prices rebound. “We have to wait for oil and gas supply and demand to rebalance,” Wenlin ...

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Federal funds to aid layoff-hit Appalachian coal communities

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CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — Appalachian coal communities hit hard by layoffs will get $45 million in federal funding to help them diversify their economies, create new jobs and retrain workers. The Appalachian Regional Commission, the White House and the U.S. Department of Commerce announced Thursday that it’s part of a $65.8 million grant package through the Obama administration’s Partnership for ...

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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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Devon Energy to lay off 1,000 workers, 700 in Oklahoma City

Devon Energy to lay off 1,000 workers, 700 in Oklahoma City

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Oklahoma City-based Devon Energy has announced plans to lay off about 1,000 employees — including about 700 in Oklahoma City. The oil and natural gas company said in a statement Tuesday that the layoffs are due to “the current commodity price environment” and an effort to reduce expenses in order to remain financially flexible and competitive. ...

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This week in ND jobs

Despite the downturn, there are still oilfield jobs available if you're willing to work hard! Photo: Pixabay.

Although many companies have cut positions or laid off employees over the last eighteen months, oilfield jobs haven’t dried up completely. Listed below are seven jobs in ND still open and waiting for your application. KLJ Solutions has a number of engineer positions open and recently posted with start dates immediately to early May. One position is located in Bismarck and requires two ...

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New York ranks 4th in the nation for solar energy jobs

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ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — The sixth annual census by a nonprofit solar research and education group shows New York ranks fourth in the nation in solar technology jobs. The Solar Foundation reports in its 2015 census that 208,859 Americans now work in the solar energy sector, including 8,250 in New York. The foundation says it’s the third consecutive year that ...

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Alliance Resource Partners LP announces 200 layoffs

Alliance Resource Partners LP announces 200 layoffs

ST. LOUIS — Alliance Resource Partners LP, the owner of two southern Illinois coal mines, says it’s cutting more than 200 jobs at those locations as well as additional positions at a Kentucky mine. The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports that Alliance Resource Partners LP announced the layoffs at its Hamilton and White County coal mines on Friday. Two hundred jobs ...

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Hiring rises in 36 US states in December

FILE - In this Tuesday, Oct. 6, 2015, file photo, job applicants fill out forms during a job fair at Dolphin Mall in Miami. On Tuesday, Jan. 26, 2016, the Labor Department reports on state unemployment rates for December 2015. (AP Photo/Wilfredo Lee, File)

WASHINGTON — Employers added jobs in 36 states last month, led by big gains in California, Texas and Florida, evidence that hiring remains solid nationwide. Low oil prices caused job losses in energy-rich states. THE NUMBERS: The widespread hiring helped push down unemployment rates in 25 states in December, with the sharpest drops occurring in Missouri and Oregon. The unemployment ...

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