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Workers scarce amid Weld County oil, gas boom

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GREELEY, Colo. — Weld County employers are struggling to fill openings amid the oil and gas boom, with the jobless rate hovering under 4 percent. The Greeley Tribune reported Saturday the county had gained 3,900 jobs in the first nine months of the year, including 1,900 in the energy and construction industries. The county now has 95,900 jobs, up 21.5 ...

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Construction begins on Williston High School

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After several years of part of its student body using portable classrooms due to a massive increase of enrollment, the new Williston High School broke ground on Wednesday. The project was approved for a $34 million bond in June, securing the $57 million high school’s construction. It is expected to be completed by the fall of 2016. Along with everything ...

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Louisiana construction firms in need of more workers

Looking for work? Willing to do some manual labor? Louisiana construction firms need you. A recent study has shown that skilled construction workers are hard to come by, even with rising pay and benefits, something Louisiana is all too familiar with. The Associated General Contractors of America polled approximately 1,000 contractors across the country. In Louisiana, the survey brought back ...

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Marcellus shale drives economic growth

A study conducted by the Oil and Natural Gas Industry Labor-Management Committee has shown that money spent on construction and maintenance in the Marcellus Shale region has grown over 60 percent between 2012 and 2013, according to a news release from the American Petroleum Institute. The spending has reached about $5 billion and has resulted in a 40 percent increase ...

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City engineering department ponders pedestrian, bicycle friendly features

City of Midland’s engineering department has several road features in the works that encourage pedestrian and bicycle traffic, two forms of road activity rarely seen in Midland. On Beal Parkway, a roundabout, bicycle lanes and a concrete walking trail are being proposed. And in downtown, wider sidewalks, pedestrian crossings that “bump-outs” into the road, and trees are being conceptualized. “If ...

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Basin operators increase interest in shipping oil by rail

Mella McEwen | The Midland Reporter-Telegram (Midland, Texas) Billions of dollars have been pouring into the Permian Basin in recent years as pipelines rush to help producers move their crude and natural gas to market. Despite the investment in new pipelines and gathering lines and expansion of existing lines, takeaway capacity remains tight and producers are increasingly turning to the ...

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Basin operators increase interest in shipping oil by rail

Mella McEwen | Midland Reporter-Telegram Billions of dollars have been pouring into the Permian Basin in recent years as pipelines rush to help producers move their crude and natural gas to market. Despite the investment in new pipelines and gathering lines and expansion of existing lines, takeaway capacity remains tight and producers are increasingly turning to the railroads for relief. Using ...

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Hiring in shale industry shifts to engineering, construction workers

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David Conti | Pittsburgh Tribune-Review Gas companies operating in and around the Marcellus shale say they are increasingly hiring skilled workers for engineering and construction jobs as the industry matures beyond the rush to drill wells. The high-paying jobs accounted for 26.5 percent of new hires last year, according to a survey of member companies that the Marcellus Shale Coalition ...

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OSHA inspections increase after spike in fatalities

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Lydia Gilbertson | Shale Plays Media Google+ The Occupational Health and Safety Administration (OSHA) is going to increase their presence in the North Dakota oil patch for the next month in a “safety blitz.” The organization has been present in the area since 2010. Workplace fatalities have been an ongoing issue in North Dakota, but not only in the oil industry. ...

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