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Economy, unemployment changes hiring practices

WICHITA FALLS, Texas — Local staffing agencies have seen a shift in recent months regarding who and what North Texas employers are searching for to fill vacancies. A low unemployment rate and an adverse change in the oil and gas industry from this time last year has changed the hiring landscape in the area. Employers were clamoring for welders and ...

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Oil field job cuts cross 150,000

Job slashing from the oil bust reached a staggering 150,000 at the end of May, according to energy recruiting firm Swift Worldwide Resources. In a recent Fuel Fix publication, Swift elaborated that when compared globally, the United States has seen the “the fastest and steepest decline.” Layoffs have slowed dramatically as oil prices have just begun to regain some footing ...

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Texas jobless rate holds steady at 4.2 percent in April

AUSTIN, Texas — The Texas unemployment rate for April held steady at 4.2 percent. The Texas Workforce Commission on Friday announced last month’s statewide jobless figure compares to nationwide unemployment of 5.4 percent. Texas through March had seven straight months of unemployment rate declines. Amarillo had the state’s lowest jobless rate for April at 2.7 percent. Commission officials say McAllen-Edinburg-Mission ...

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