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Weatherford announces cuts to workforce

Weatherford executives on Thursday announced plans to further cut costs and lay off another 1,000 employees after shedding 10,000 workers earlier this year. The company will also close 30 more facilities this year in addition to 60 closed across North America in the first half of 2015. Weatherford officials did not specify the regions where those cuts would happen, leaving ...

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Energy Industry: The Great Crew Change

workers on oil rig

Over the past several months the energy industry, specifically the oil and gas sector, has been through a severe downturn.  The slide in the industry crosses all platforms– from oil and gas prices to hitting all-time lows, companies cutting back or even closing down operations, to major slashes in budgets and thousands of people losing their jobs.  The most dramatic ...

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Now hiring: more good news for Houston

Sempra Energy is engaged in what the Houston Business Journal called a “hiring spree” last week as the company moved its headquarters of its division Sempra U.S. Gas & Power from Greenville, South Carolina to Houston. “We believe the relocation of our Greenville employees to Houston will better position the company to capture new market opportunities,” Sempra spokesperson Paty Ortega ...

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Murky management, murky money

Odessa, Texas

Mexico Initiative coordinator Olga Quiroz recently addressed the Odessa Development Corporation about yet another taxpayer supported trip to Mexico, but her words rang familiar to ODC board member Raymond Chavez, sitting upon the dais: “Both governors of Chihuahua and Sinaloa were present, and they both agreed with the concept of a distribution center here in Odessa,” Quiroz said at the ...

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BNSF moving 55 jobs to Laurel from Forsyth, Glendive

Burlington Northern Santa Fe is relocating 55 workers to Laurel this month from Glendive and Forsyth and planning other worker furloughs, rail officials said Wednesday. The move is an effort to consolidate operations to Laurel, the region’s largest rail yard, and reduce costs in response to a downturn in freight demands, BNSF officials said. The bulk of the shift, 45 ...

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