BHP began holding jobs fairs this past week and still has a few on the schedule. If you’re looking for a South Texas oilfield job, BHP is one of the largest operators in the play and plans to hire hundreds in the region. The company plans three job fairs next week: [Read more…]
Texas builders are moving from San Antonio and Houston into more rural areas of South Texas where the housing market is much stronger. Major home developments have been built in La Vernia, Floresville, and another is on the way in Kenedy.
With the 10,000 plus direct jobs and many more indirect jobs that have been created to date, there will likely be a housing boom for many years in rural areas like Carrizo Springs and Floresville. [Read more…]
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)
Eagle Ford Housing demand from oilfield workers is stretching all the way from San Antonio to smaller surrounding towns like Floresville. Neither town sits atop the Eagle Ford, but industry workers have filled beds and made it hard to find a room. RV parks, and hotels are popping up everywhere. I expect we’ll get a home building boom in the near future.