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Oil and gas listings on job websites fell by half after industry cutbacks

Job openings at companies like Exxon Mobil, Chevron and BP represent only a fraction of the total number of listings on Indeed.com, a leading website for job seekers across the globe. But in aftermath of a global crude slump, those postings now make up an even smaller percentage of the total listings than they did before.
Oil workers make adjustments to increase a well's production. (AP Photo/Hasan Jamali)

Oilfield jobs decline in July

Some 5,100 workers providing support for extracting mining and extraction lost their jobs during the month, according to the employment report released Friday.
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Technip to lay off 6,000 workers

The Paris-based firm, which has its main U.S. offices in Houston, said Monday the move will save it $919 million over the next two and a half years, with the bulk of those savings coming in 2016.
Petrobras workers walk on platform 51 "Majuro" in Angra dos Reis, Brazil. (AP Photo/Ricardo Moraes)

Oil job cuts subside as crude prices stabilize, report says

Stable $60 oil gave the U.S. energy sector a break from mass layoff announcements in May and June.
The shadows of  workers in the Permian Basin on February 5, 2015 in Mentone, Texas. (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

EIA: Oil layoffs aren’t finished yet

The U.S. petroleum industry lost about 6.5 percent of its jobs from October to April, or about 35,000 of its 538,000 workers, the Energy Information Administration said Tuesday.
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Oil layoffs reach 150,000, recruiting firm says

Pelted by the oil-market crash, the energy industry’s job cuts reached 150,000 by the end of May, says energy recruiting firm Swift Worldwide Resources, and that figure had grown by a fifth since March.
Floor hands David Vannapha, left, Mario Ramos, center, and Jose Garza make a pipe connection on the drill string on the Orion Perseus drilling rig near Encinal in Webb County, Texas, U.S., on Monday, March 26, 2012. The Perseus is drilling for oil and gas in the Eagle Ford Shale, a sedimentary rock formation underlying an area of South and East Texas. Photographer: Eddie Seal/Bloomberg *** Local Caption *** David Vannapha; Mario Ramos; Jose Garza

Oil field services hit hard in jobs report

The latest data suggests the worst may be over for upstream oil and gas production jobs, but the supply chain that supports that work is still getting hit.
An oil well owned an operated by Apache Corporation in the Permian Basin are viewed on February 5, 2015 in Garden City, Texas. (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

U.S. oil job cuts slow to a crawl in May

U.S. employers blamed cheap oil for just 1,000 planned job cuts in May, a sharp monthly drop that suggests the oil industry may have already seen the worst of the bust.
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More oilfield jobs lost despite modest rebound in crude prices

The United States lost 3,300 oil and gas extraction jobs in April. The economy also jettisoned 10,200 jobs that support mining — a sign that even though oil prices are on the rebound, the pain for the sector’s workers may linger.

Nabors has laid off thousands in 2015, including more than 40 percent of its drilling unit employees

The firm booked a $123.6 million profit in the first quarter, or 43 cents a share, up from $50 million, or 17 cents a share, in the same period the year before.