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Oilfield worker recovering after well fire

An Odessa oilfield worker injured in a fire Tuesday at a Ward County well site remained in critical condition Thursday at a Lubbock Hospital. Ward County Sheriff Mikel Strickland, who responded to the fire at about 2:30 p.m. Tuesday, identified the man as Juan Renteria and said he was the most severely injured during the blaze, which was also described ...

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Jobs remain unfilled in Carlsbad

CARLSBAD — Finding a job should be easy in an area with booming private and commercial industries, but with one of the lowest unemployment rates in the state, Carlsbad’s businesses are hanging out hiring signs. Regional data from New Mexico Workforce Connections show that there are 1,728 open jobs in Eddy County currently, and Eddy County ranks fifth in the ...

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Chevron lays off 56 local employees

Chevron USA Inc. announced Wednesday that adverse market conditions have prompted it to lay off 56 workers in the San Joaquin Valley, or 3 percent of its Bakersfield-based business unit. The move adds to the 1,200 or more oil-related jobs lost in Kern County since late last year as oil prices have fallen to below $45 per barrel from more ...

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Job growth in southeast Oklahoma

Diversify the economy. This is one way southeast Oklahoma, as a region heavily dependent on agriculture and energy for jobs, can address its long-held tradition of higher unemployment rates when compared to the rest of the state, said economist Chad Wilkerson of the Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City’s Oklahoma City branch. “How to bring it down?” Wilkerson said of ...

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Top 5 NM solar and renewable companies, ranked

With the end of federal credits for solar power nearing with the end of the year, 2016 has been predicted by some to be the “year of false hope” for the renewable power source. Despite the bleak prediction from some critics, however, the industry continues to thrive. In New Mexico, admittedly a sunnier-than-average state, the top-25 solar and renewable energy ...

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Chevron pulls nearly 1,000 jobs in Houston

Chevron announced Tuesday that the company will lay off 1,500 oil and gas workers companywide, including over 900 positions in Houston. In a statement released to KPRC 2 News, Chevron said that due to cost reduction efforts approximately 950 positions will be reduced in Houston. Operations in San Ramon, California will experience a reduction of 500 jobs and internationally, 50 ...

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