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More Texas jobs lost as oil bust continues

More Texas jobs lost to oil bust

More than 1,100 Texas jobs have been cut in the past few weeks, according to reports by the Texas Workforce Commission. Oil major BP plans to cut at least 500 jobs in Harris County this year. The layoffs are expected to happen in June at three Houston locations. BP spokesman Jason Ryan said about 4,000 total upstream jobs will be ...

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Texas jobless rate for November increases to 4.6 percent

AUSTIN, Texas — The Texas unemployment rate for November rose to 4.6 percent, the third straight month of statewide higher jobless figures, the Texas Workforce Commission reported Friday. The October jobless rate in Texas was 4.4 percent. Texas in September had 4.2 percent unemployment, according to TWC figures. The nationwide jobless rate for November was 5 percent. “Texas employers added ...

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Noble plans to lay off up to 130 employees

Noble Drilling plans on a round of layoffs as it prepares to stack a semi-submersible rig, according to Rigzone. In a letter sent to the Texas Workforce Commission, the company says it will lay off between 120-130 employees and stack its Noble Jim Day rig. The Sugar Land-based company is set to begin layoffs January 26. The process will take ...

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Surviving the slump: Snyder jobs still plentiful, but not in oil market

SNYDER — Plenty of jobs are still available, but fewer of them are oil-related. Scurry County’s unemployment rate has risen a percentage point or so in the past six months, according to figures from the Texas Workforce Commission. But at just over 4 percent, it’s still slightly below the state and national averages. Bill Lavers, executive director of the Development ...

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Two companies continue cuts in Texas energy industry

Two Houston-based oilfield companies have announced more job cuts on the horizon for Texas. National Oilwell Varco and Cal Dive International will cut a combined 276 jobs this month, according to state regulators on Monday. Fuel Fix reported that Cal Dive, which filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection in March, told the Texas Workforce Commission it is closing two facilities ...

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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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