Eagle Ford Shale Stakeholders Summit – 2012

The workforce is expanding substantially and growing pains are felt in local schools and on South Texas roads.
Eagle Ford Shale Workforce Analysis Map

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The Eagle Ford Shale Stakeholders Summit was held October 23, 2012, at Texas A&M International University in Laredo. A study released by UTSA’s Tom Tunstall was the talk of the meeting. Tunstall recently published an Eagle Ford workforce analysis and the numbers are quite promising.

In the 14 counties where the play is actively producing, 38,000 Eagle Ford jobs were supported in 2011 and over 80,000 jobs will be supported by 2021. The most significant occupational impacts have been see in what Tunstall characterizes as construction and extraction, office support, transportation, support services, management, and other professional occupations. [Read more…]

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