Category: Jobs & Career Advice

Low oil prices force 2 Oklahoma companies to cut jobs

Samson Resource Co. produced oil and liquids after primarily being a natural gas driller. The company reported a net loss of $1.6 billion for its third fiscal quarter in 2014. The company’s layoffs are effective immediately.  More »

GE increases oil field equipment job cuts to 575

The move comes after GE notified regulators in January of plans to cut 330 positions in a division acquired in 2013.  More »

Experts: New Mexico oil patch could lose 2,000 jobs

The number of drill rigs operating in the San Juan and Permian basins has dropped from 85 to 60 over the past year, and state energy Secretary David Martin said each rig directly employs 50 workers and another 50 to 70 in support jobs.  More »

Texas landmen left out of work as oil patch boom times go bust

Land managers, or landmen as they’re known, are part of a once dying oil patch profession resurrected when production soared.  More »

Oil field services company cuts 200 of 250 employees in Arkansas

M&M Environmental Group CEO Sam McFadin told the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette that employees were told of the layoffs Friday and that remaining employees will be offered transfers to company offices in Oklahoma.  More »

ConocoPhillips to lay off 200 Canadian workers

The Houston-based independent said the layoffs will affect 7 percent of the company’s Canadian workforce.  More »

Oil sector loses jobs in February

About 1,100 oil and gas workers lost their jobs in February, as low crude prices spurred energy companies to lay down rigs and lay off employees.  More »

Don’t suffer from “analysis paralysis” when making your next career move

That question, “now what?”, is a scary thing, because it implies uncertainty, and for some that implies failure.  More »

A victim of the industry downturn asks for advice

This week I answer a reader email from someone who has unfortunately been caught up in the industry’s reaction to plunging oil prices.  More »

Marathon to lay off 350 to 400 workers

As of the end of 2014, Marathon employed about 3,300 internationally.  More »

Think all Millenials are entitled? Meet these two

You know the story: “kids these days, they are SOOOO lazy. All they want to do is tweet and overshare; if they’d actually do some real work they’d get somewhere and they could stop complaining about how the world is so cruel to them!”.  More »

United Steelworkers rally in downtown Houston after rejecting Shell contract offer

The union representing 5,000 Houston-area workers, went on strike against nine facilities early Sunday morning after its negotiations with Shell broke down.  More »

U.S. loses oil jobs

The recent loss could be just the beginning of the decline in oil sector jobs, as more energy companies slash budgets and shrink contracts.  More »

Siemens said to plan 7,400 job cuts as CEO reduces costs

The cuts, representing about 2 percent of Siemens’s global workforce, may be announced as early as this week.  More »

More oil jobs threatened as cheap crude persists

A growing number of workers are facing a new reality of unemployment.  More »
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