Tag: employment

Report: Export boom will boost Houston job growth

A report by the Greater Houston Partnership and HSBC Bank says Houston may enjoy a 15 percent rise in exports, creating 55,000 new jobs.  More »

Survey: Women confront barriers in oil and gas industry

Oil and gas companies are trying to lure women into the industry, but they have some work to do, according to a new report.  More »

Jobs in oil and gas buck national employment trend

While the new jobs report was a disappointing sign for the national economy, it brought good news about growth in oil and gas.  More »

Oil near $98 as US economy shows improvement

The price of oil inched toward $98 a barrel Monday after stronger U.S. hiring suggested demand for crude could increase.  More »

Oil price at its lowest level since June

Benchmark U.S. crude for November delivery dropped $1.42 to close at $97.80.  More »

Oil and gas jobs have grown 40 percent since 2007

Jobs in the oil and gas sector have grown 40 percent in the last five years, helping to counteract the tepid overall one percent increase in employment.  More »

Texas chemical engineers banking $140,000, as salaries rise

While the median salary for chemical engineers has risen 9 percent since 2011, the gender pay gap persists, the American Institute of Chemical Engineers has found in its most recent salary survey.  More »

Salazar navigates ethical limits in new role

During the 2010 Gulf of Mexico spill, the law firm WilmerHale was winning concessions for BP during White House talks over a compensation fund, about the same time that then-Interior Secretary Ken Salazar famously declared the Obama administration would keep a boot on the neck of the British oil giant. Three years later, Salazar has now joined the prominent firm.  More »

Obama official: Oil industry needs a jolt of diversity

When Interior Secretary Sally Jewell worked in the oil patch three decades ago, she was a pioneer who put up with a nearly all-male work force and Hustler pin-ups at drill sites. While overt sexism may have left the oilfield in the 32 years since, there still aren’t a lot of women in it. Ditto for people of color. “The industry has some work to do,” Jewell said.  More »

The Connection of Depressed Wages to High Oil Prices and Limits to Growth

In my view, wages are the backbone an economy. If workers have difficulty finding a job, or have difficulty earning sufficient wages, the lack of wages will be a problem, not just for the workers, but for governments and businesses. Governments will ha…  More »

The Connection of Depressed Wages to High Oil Prices and Limits to Growth

In my view, wages are the backbone an economy. If workers have difficulty finding a job, or have difficulty earning sufficient wages, the lack of wages will be a problem, not just for the workers, but for governments and businesses. Governments will ha…  More »

Twelve Reasons Why Globalization is a Huge Problem

Globalization seems to be looked on as an unmitigated “good” by economists. Unfortunately, economists seem to be guided by their badly flawed models; they miss real-world problems. In particular, they miss the point that the world is finite. We do…  More »
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