Eagle Ford Shale Jobs News

Alamo Colleges & Weatherford Get $1.5 Million to Train Eagle Ford Oilfield Workers – Video

Oil Industry Has More Jobs Than There Are Qualified Candidates To Fill Them

Alamo Colleges and Weatherford TWC Grant Check

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The Texas Workforce Commission is providing a $1.5 million skills development grant to fund the training of 673 new oilfield workers and 300 existing Weatherford employees.

Alamo Colleges will train field technicians and engineers that will earn approximately $15-20/hr. Learn more in the video below:

Jobs currently available across the play include CDL drivers, Logistics Coordinators, Mechanics, Sales Roles, Technicians, and more – Search Avalable Eagle Ford Jobs Here. [Read more…]

Oil & Gas Growth Expected in 2014 – Dallas Fed

Refineries & Petrochemical Plants Are Struggling to Find Engineers and Construction Workers
Federal Reserve Districts

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The Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas reported that oil & gas companies in the 11th district, which includes Texas, expect further growth in 2014.

Texas respondents indicated particularly strong activity levels in energy, which means the Eagle Ford Job market will remain robust.

The Fed also noted demand for oilfield services was steady even though the rig count had fallen in response to more wells being drilled per rig. [Read more…]

PetroEd Launches Free Online Oilfield Training Program for High School Students – Press Release

High Paying Oilfield Jobs are Available for Those That Graduate
PetroEd Online Oilfield Training for High School Students

PetroEd Online Oilfield Training for High School Students

For the first time, PetroEd® is providing access to the industry’s most popular on-line oilfield education courses–without cost–to qualifying students through the Open Petroleum Education Network (OPEN™).

The courses in OPEN are chalk-full of engaging multimedia, 3d animations and interactive learning that resonates with today’s generation of visual learners. [Read more…]

Must-Know Items for Truck Drivers in the Eagle Ford

Invest in Adequate Driver Training

Earlier this year we wrote a series of stories about the federal government’s efforts to regulate the training of commercial motor vehicle (CMV) operators. For 28 years, the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) has attempted to standardize training requirements for entry level drivers (ELDT). [Read more…]

Martin Midstream LPG Plant Planned at the Port of Corpus Christi – Video

Plant Will Cost $550 Million & Employ Hundreds During Construction

Martin Midstream has purchased the last available Port of Corpus Christi property on Harbor Island.

The company will construct a $550 million LPG plant on the 245 acre property. The facility could be completed in the next three years and will employ hundreds during construction and 50 full-time positions once completed. Add those to the already booming Eagle Ford jobs market. [Read more…]

Truck Driving in the Eagle Ford Shale Play

Is it a good career move?
Mission Well Services Frac Spread

Hundreds of trucks used in oil & gas operations | Click to Enlarge

Even those who are not in the trucking industry have an inkling of an idea about the driver shortage. Ads for jobs for holders of commercial driver’s licenses pepper the newspaper classifieds. Recruitment ads fill television and computer screens not to mention the Job Board on this site, suggesting to even the casual viewer that drivers are in demand. [Read more…]

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