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Oklahoma City-based Kimray Inc. announces more layoffs

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OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — An Oklahoma City-based company that makes equipment used in oil- and gas-fields will lay off 120 employees by the end of the week. The layoffs at Kimray Inc. announced Monday come after the company laid off 65 employees in March. Another 128 employees accepted voluntary buyouts in 2015. The latest cuts will leave the company with ...

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Volkswagen official urges US to consider fallout of fines

Volkswagen official urges US to consider fallout of fines

BERLIN (AP) — The head of Volkswagen’s employee council said Tuesday he hopes that American authorities will consider the potential fallout on jobs in the U.S. and beyond as they mull what fines to impose on the company over its emissions-rigging scandal. The cost to Volkswagen of the scandal that erupted in September remains unclear. In January, the Justice Department ...

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Anadarko Wolf Camp opens in West Texas

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The first worker arrived at the new Anadarko Wolf Camp last week in Loving County, Texas. The 77,180-square-foot facility, built by Target Logistics, is exclusive to Anadarko employees and contractors. The Wolf Camp goes against the perception of crew camps turning into ghost towns. While oil and gas companies have cut billions of dollars from their budgets, Anadarko remained willing ...

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Southwestern Energy to shed 1,100 jobs

Southwestern Energy to shed 1,100 jobs

Southwestern Energy Co. announced layoffs Thursday as drilling activity stalls. The Houston-based company will reduce its workforce by more than 40 percent, according to filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The oil and natural gas driller expects to shed 1,100 jobs as it copes with falling natural gas prices. About 300 of those laid off are part of Southwestern’s ...

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Layoffs to hit 10K in Shell-BG Group merger

Layoffs to hit 10K in Shell-BG Group merger

Royal Dutch Shell and BG Group will continue layoffs this year. The companies estimate a total of 10,000 employees and direct contractors will be let go, dating back to last year. The cuts come as the companies slash operating costs and try to extract synergies from their upcoming merger. In a preliminary four-quarter earnings report, Shell announced it reduced operating ...

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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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Houston company rewards employees with $100K bonus

Despite steep investment cuts and project cancellations from oil companies around the world, one Texas company awarded employees with a sizable bonus. Hilcorp Energy Co. gave every eligible employee a cash award of $100,000 for meeting its goals set five years ago. The Houston-based energy company’s “Dream 2015” plan was a five-year incentive program that began in 2011 and awarded ...

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Official warns about credit card skimmers at gas pumps

Official warns about credit card skimmers at gas pumps

NEW ORLEANS January 31, 2016 — Louisiana’s Department of Agriculture says a task force of federal and state authorities has found 23 credit card skimmers on gasoline pumps around the state since June of last year. And clerks at retail outlets have alerted authorities to two others. Thieves place the skimming devices on pumps and then use the information to ...

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Supply and demand: In a booming economy, businesses compete for potential employees

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By Nadya Faulx Help wanted” signs have become almost as ubiquitous as pickup trucks and oil rigs in booming Dickinson, with everyone from Menards to McDonald’s looking to hire. But while the demand is there, supply has yet to catch up. An April 1 report from Job Service North Dakota’s Labor Market Information Center found that there are roughly 2,041 job ...

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