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

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Stable $60 oil gave the U.S. energy sector a break from mass layoff announcements in May and June.
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Survey: Most oil and gas hiring managers see more layoffs, smaller headcounts in near future

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Rigzone’s latest global hiring survey confirms what you already knew: It’s a tough time to get a job in the oil and gas industry. Just more than half of the global oil and gas hiring managers said that they have “decreased their hiring efforts in the past three months.” Another 13 percent said they’ve frozen […]
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Exterran closing Louisiana plant, laying off 76

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Chris Michel, senior vice president for global human resources at corporate parent Exterran Holdings Inc., wrote state officials that the Broussard plant will remain open at least until either November or December, when the second round of layoffs is expected.
A United Steelworkers Union member pickets outside Marathon Petroleum Company's Galveston Bay Refining Division on Tuesday, March 3, 2015, in Texas City. ( Mayra Beltran / Houston Chronicle )

Strike at Marathon Petroleum refinery ends

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Workers at Marathon Petroleum Corp.’s Galveston Bay Refinery will go back to work following a more than four-month strike that ended Tuesday when union members ratified a contract with the company.
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

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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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NOV cuts 1,500 jobs in Norway amid crude crunch

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More than 20,000 oil and gas workers in Norway have been cut since the beginning of 2014.

More wind power on tap for Texas Panhandle

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GRI Renewable Industries, the industrial wind division of Gonvarri Steel Industries, said it intends to build a wind tower manufacturing plant in Amarillo that would employ 300 people and build 400 towers a year.
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Statoil to cut 2,000 jobs, adding to Norway’s woes

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The job losses at Statoil, Norway’s No. 1 oil and gas producer, add to thousands more in the country’s offshore energy industry after crude collapsed in the second half of 2014
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Oil storage tank manufacturer closing Conroe plant

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The Conroe-based petroleum and fuel storage tank manufacturer said it will permanently shut the Conroe plant down close to Sept. 1, according to a WARN Act letter filed with the Texas Workforce Commission.
A United Steelworkers Union member pickets outside Marathon Petroleum Company's Galveston Bay Refining Division on Tuesday, March 3, 2015, in Texas City. ( Mayra Beltran / Houston Chronicle )

Steelworkers to vote on agreement to return to work at Galveston Bay refinery

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The Marathon workers, who became locked in a heated battle over local issues including proposed company changes in work schedules and safety procedures, remain the only work group out of 15 nationwide still on the picket lines.