Employers Struggle To Fill Open Jobs In South Texas – Video

Jim Wells County Can't Find Enough Officers To Staff A Local Jail

If there is one thing we can say without question, the Eagle Ford has created a job boom across South Texas. A recent UTSA study estimates the oil & gas industry supports over 116,000 jobs across a 20 county area impacted by the play.

It’s great news, but it also means common positions that don’t pay as much have a hard time filling openings. The video below details how hard it has been for Jim Wells County to hire correctional officers.

If you haven’t done so, join over 15,000 other job applicants and search our South Texas Oilfield Jobs Board for listings across the region. Use the search function to find more than just oilfield jobs.

My guess is they are going to have to raise wages to more than the $26,700 paid currently.
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R.T. Dukes

R.T. Dukes

Managing Editor at EagleFordShale.com
R.T. is the managing editor of EagleFordShale.com. In prior roles, he advised major oil companies on strategy, the macro business environment, and opportunity screening. 2503 Robinhood, Houston, TX, 77005, U.S.A. | Telephone: 832.429.4790


  1. MIKEL HILLMAN says:

    I have over 30 years of experience in the oil field, in good health , and working full time right now. I thoght I wanted to retire from the oil field but I am not happy working on a job that has no challenge. I sent a resume and completed a job application and have not heard from Eagle Ford. Please get back with me by Email if your company can use me.

  2. My son and brother have gone to look for jobs in pleasonton and jordanton, tx and come back because they tell them they are not hiring or they’ll put them on a waiting list. Do you know of the companies that are hiring?

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