Home / Jobs (page 31)

Jobs

Jobless rates rise in recent months

Joblessness in Kerr County increased from December to January about the same rate as the state and the nation, according to recent figures from the Texas Workforce Commission. The county’s unemployment rate was 4.1 percent in January, compared to 3.5 percent the month before. During the same period, Texas’ rate went from 4.1 percent to 4.6 percent, compared to the ...

Read More »

3 killed in oil field accident in Upton County

Three people were killed in a pulling unit accident in Upton County, according to the Upton County Sheriff’s Department. Investigator Dusty Kilgore of the Upton County Sheriff’s Office said deputies were assisted by the Rankin Volunteer Fire Department when they arrived at the scene of an explosion that killed three people around 9:30 a.m. Tuesday. “One person survived,” Kilgore said ...

Read More »

Silence is a silent killer

Parents know the value of silence—a blessing when faced with sibling disputes and chaos around the house.  But when it comes to your company’s safety program, silence proves to be a persistent obstacle that puts employees at risk and prevents safety programs from achieving greatness. As an employer you know you’re on the right path to developing a world class ...

Read More »

WISE 2015 event at LSU to highlight female engineers

To honor Women’s History Month and shine a spotlight on future female engineers, Louisiana State University’s College of Engineering, including the Craft & Hawkins Department of Petroleum Engineering, will be hosting a special event on Wednesday, March 11. Starting at 6:30 p.m., female engineering students, faculty and staff, alumni and professionals will be gathered at the Cotillion Ballroom in LSU’s ...

Read More »

Colorado jobs OK during O&G budget cuts

jobs or job concept with business folder in office showing earnings concept

Nine major drilling companies in Colorado plan to cut their 2015 budget by about $2 billion, but the state’s diverse economy will likely keep the state afloat just fine, according to a Denver Post article. Eric Berglund, CEO of Upstate Colorado Economic Development in Greeley, offered an optimistic perspective for Colorado’s financial well-being: “Hotels and restaurants still look to be ...

Read More »

Spotlight: George Rosato of Consol Energy Inc.

Before computers became the vehicles through which business is done, George Rosato was building them at one of Pennsylvania’s oldest energy companies. Rosato, vice president of information systems and technology for Consol Energy Inc. in Cecil, has witnessed the company’s evolution over three decades, from a paper-based information system governing coal production to the automated computer systems that permeate its ...

Read More »

U.S. adds surprisingly strong 295,000 jobs, but wage growth slows

jobs

U.S. employers shook off some severe winter weather and added a surprisingly strong 295,000 net new jobs in February while the unemployment rate fell to a post-Great Recession low of 5.5%, the Labor Department said Friday. The jump in job creation exceeded economists’ forecasts and was an improvement over January’s 239,000 jobs. But the increase was offset somewhat by a ...

Read More »

Oil and gas sector tarnishes strong U.S. jobs report

NEW YORK – The U.S. oil and gas sector bled away more jobs last month as sustained low oil prices forced energy producers to reduce spending, suggesting that further pain may be ahead for the struggling industry. A roughly 50 percent drop in oil prices since June has pummeled the U.S. oil sector, prompting a quick drop in activity. The ...

Read More »