Job Creation Isn’t Slowing in the Eagle Ford

Job creation isn’t slowing down. In fact, we really need the number of qualified applicants to increase. Chesapeake hired 34 new employees on the spot at a job fair last week. (There’s a job fair today – November 15th – in Floresville from 9:30-3:30)

If you are looking for work, you should at least explore the industry. There’s not much we don’t need in the oilfield. Also, check out our Jobs Page where there are 100s of jobs.

The jobs range from welders to truck drivers to electricians to engineers.

“You name it. Up and down the line, we’ll take those people,” said Haynes.

Alamo Community Colleges are also playing a big role, customizing training programs to fit the need of the employers.

“We are not having to do a lot of major changes it’s more tuning in what we are already providing, ” said Dr. Bruce Leslie, chancellor of Alamo Colleges.

“We can offer that person the opportunity to work in this industry to progress in this industry and offer that person not only a comfortable living but a retirement,” Haynes said.

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Kenneth E. DuBose

Kenneth E. DuBose

Kenneth DuBose is the past President of Cheyenne Minerals Inc., an independent oil and gas operator. He began his energy industry career with ARCO Oil & Gas. Mr. DuBose then directed development of natural gas storage projects with Tejas Power Corp. He was a founding member of U.S. Minerals, (acquired by Torch Energy in 1999) a provider of internet based education for America’s mineral owners. Mr. DuBose holds a BS in Petroleum Engineering from Mississippi State University. He has served on various industry steering committees, non-profit boards, and is an active member of the Society of Petroleum Engineers, the National Association of Royalty Owners, the American Association of Professional Landmen, as well as being a Registered Investment Advisor. He writes on topics of oil and gas investing, wealth management and personal finance, having appeared in the Wall Street Journal, Kiplinger’s, Kiplinger’s Personal Finance, Houston Business Journal, Financial Advisor and various radio and TV outlets.


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