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More Texas jobs lost as oil bust continues

More Texas jobs lost to oil bust

More than 1,100 Texas jobs have been cut in the past few weeks, according to reports by the Texas Workforce Commission. Oil major BP plans to cut at least 500 jobs in Harris County this year. The layoffs are expected to happen in June at three Houston locations. BP spokesman Jason Ryan said about 4,000 total upstream jobs will be ...

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Noble plans to lay off up to 130 employees

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Noble Drilling plans on a round of layoffs as it prepares to stack a semi-submersible rig, according to Rigzone. In a letter sent to the Texas Workforce Commission, the company says it will lay off between 120-130 employees and stack its Noble Jim Day rig. The Sugar Land-based company is set to begin layoffs January 26. The process will take ...

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Trican lays off 137 employees


Trican Well Service recently laid off 137 employees based in Odessa, according to a notice filed with state regulators, representing another sign the strain of low prices on workers in the oil patch. The effective layoff date for the employees was March 20, according to a letter sent to the Texas Workforce Commission that was released to the Odessa American ...

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Drop in price of oil affecting area jobs

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WICHITA FALLS, Texas – While the price per barrel of oil continues its downward trend, the number of unemployment claims by workers in the oil and gas industry has gone up. Texas Workforce Commission data shows 6,814 oil and gas workers filed unemployment claims from Nov. 1-Feb. 19, while the total number of claims filed in the state was almost ...

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Jobless rates rise in recent months

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Joblessness in Kerr County increased from December to January about the same rate as the state and the nation, according to recent figures from the Texas Workforce Commission. The county’s unemployment rate was 4.1 percent in January, compared to 3.5 percent the month before. During the same period, Texas’ rate went from 4.1 percent to 4.6 percent, compared to the ...

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A couple’s boom, busted

Work on the drilling rigs began to slow in November for Claire Cutshaw. By the end of January, she basically waited by the phone. Money ran dry. The end of the month grew closer. And so on Monday, the 45-year-old mudlogger resigned from Weatherford International and started to pack. At first, she did not make much of the slowdown. Other ...

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As pink slips mount, roughnecks cry foul

A roughneck from Abilene claims in a federal lawsuit that Patterson-UTI in Midland laid off him and 200 other rig hands earlier this month without the 60 days notice required by federal employment law. The suit states James Hanks found work as a roughneck in 2013 with Patterson-UTI in Midland, working on a rig for two weeks at a time, ...

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Halliburton job cuts coming to fruition

File photo of the company logo of Halliburton oilfield services corporate offices in Houston

Tumbling oil prices continue to claim its victims. Oil giant Halliburton Co. announced Tuesday that the company has cut jobs in Houston because of weakening market conditions as oil prices slide, according to Fuel Fix. Halliburton refused to announce exactly how many jobs it was forced to cut. Halliburton spokeswoman Emily Mir commented in an emailed statement: “While these reductions ...

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Texas’ November jobless rate falls to 4.9 percent

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AUSTIN, Texas — Texas’ unemployment rate has declined for the third month in a row to 4.9 percent in November as the state continues to add jobs, the Texas Workforce Commission reported Friday. The state added 34,800 seasonally adjusted total nonfarm jobs in November for a total of 441,200 jobs added since last year. The November seasonally adjusted unemployment rate ...

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