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Protected: Flame Resistant Clothing

Who ever said that you can’t be both safe and savvy? Flame resistant clothing is more than a fashion must for oil and gas industry workers. It’s a requirement. Though now, an even happier one. Workers, limited by available FR options for years, can now find jeans and western style shirts to add to their flame resistant wardrobes. There’s also ...

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Weatherford announces cuts to workforce

Weatherford executives on Thursday announced plans to further cut costs and lay off another 1,000 employees after shedding 10,000 workers earlier this year. The company will also close 30 more facilities this year in addition to 60 closed across North America in the first half of 2015. Weatherford officials did not specify the regions where those cuts would happen, leaving ...

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Great Recession: NM not quite out of the woods

New Mexicans are still hurting from the Great Recession, the Albuquerque Business Journal reports. A new study from the Department of Workforce Solutions found that employment has struggled to catch up since bottoming out in early 2010. These residual impacts have manifested in layoffs, reduced wages and shorter work weeks. The study collected data from employer surveys between January of ...

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Drilling support firm lays off dozens from Clearfield County office

Calfrac Well Services laid off about 60 workers last week from its Chester Hill office. The cuts were due to slowed production of natural gas in central Pennsylvania that has left the company without any ongoing work, a company spokesman said. Calfrac, a Calgary, Alberta-based company that provides oil and gas exploration companies with acidizing, hydraulic fracturing, coiled tubing, nitrogen ...

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UND breaks ground for $15.5M Collaborative Energy Complex

GRAND FORKS, N.D. — The University of North Dakota has broken ground for a new headquarters for its College of Engineering and Mines. The 37,000-square-feet Collaborative Energy Complex will cost $15.5 million. About $10 million is coming from private donations. Hess Corp. has committed $5 million over five years to support the facility. Hess is a major player in the ...

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