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Target Logistics to build new Permian Basin mancamp

A pump jack which produces oil from the Permian Basin in Artesia, New Mexico, is seen in this undated handout photo provided by Devon. REUTERS/Devon Energy/Handout via NewsCred

Target Logistics recently announced plans to build a new 200-bed mancamp somewhere in West Texas for “one of the world’s largest independent oil and natural gas exploration and production companies,” at a time when occupancy rates at such facilities suffer from the oil and gas downturn. Woodlands-based Target Logistics did not disclose the company that commissioned the lodging facility or ...

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Meet the money-saving mom

Working in the oil field often yields great benefits and a considerable income. Some Texas positions, according to Hill Country Staffing Co., such as a general rig laborer, have an annual salary of $54,000 while welders can take home up to $14,000 per month. The trade-off, though, can sometimes be harsh on the worker, with many consecutive days of grueling ...

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Up, up, up: Butte keeps climbing in firm’s economy rankings

Butte-Silver Bow County is ranked eighth in economic strength this year among 536 “micropolitan” locales in the U.S. with populations between 10,000 and 50,000, according to an economic research firm. That’s up from 15th in the 2014 rankings by Florida-based Policom Corp., which bases its independent rankings on 23 variables for strengthening or weakening a local economy over an extended ...

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Fab Lab: Where students get hands on with science

Carnegie Science Center has officially unveiled its latest edition, and it is something you won’t want to miss out on if you love science. On Tuesday the center announced the opening of its brand new Fab Lab.  The lab is a digital fabrication lab and a space that focuses around students being able to engage with science, technology, engineering and ...

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Jobs remain unfilled in Carlsbad

CARLSBAD — Finding a job should be easy in an area with booming private and commercial industries, but with one of the lowest unemployment rates in the state, Carlsbad’s businesses are hanging out hiring signs. Regional data from New Mexico Workforce Connections show that there are 1,728 open jobs in Eddy County currently, and Eddy County ranks fifth in the ...

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Chevron lays off 56 local employees

Chevron USA Inc. announced Wednesday that adverse market conditions have prompted it to lay off 56 workers in the San Joaquin Valley, or 3 percent of its Bakersfield-based business unit. The move adds to the 1,200 or more oil-related jobs lost in Kern County since late last year as oil prices have fallen to below $45 per barrel from more ...

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Job growth in southeast Oklahoma

Diversify the economy. This is one way southeast Oklahoma, as a region heavily dependent on agriculture and energy for jobs, can address its long-held tradition of higher unemployment rates when compared to the rest of the state, said economist Chad Wilkerson of the Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City’s Oklahoma City branch. “How to bring it down?” Wilkerson said of ...

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Need an oil field job? ‘Interviews’ result in arrests for 15 fugitives

Greeley police and Weld County sheriff’s deputies on Wednesday arrested 15 fugitives with 18 misdemeanor and five felony warrants being served from municipalities in Weld and Larimer counties. A joint operation of the Greeley Police Department Patrol, Greeley Police Special Enforcement Team and the Weld County Sheriff’s Office Fugitive Unit led to the arrests. The operation involved contacting wanted individuals ...

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