How social technology connects women in the energy industry

Katie Mehnert has a knack for culling opportunity from inopportune situations. Described as a “People Engineer” in health and safety, Mehnert’s repertoire includes companies such as BP and Shell. Eighteen years in the tempestuous energy industry equipped her with a reluctance to shirk away from catastrophes. “I always seem to be coming in when the

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Vestas needs 400 more employees at Windsor plant

Strings of oil and gas job cuts might make fossil fuel employees antsy, but Danish wind turbine manufacturer Vestas Wind Systems plans to add 400 employees to the workforce at its Windsor factory. BizWest reports that the company will hire 300 employees and 100 temporary workers for production. To find new hirees, Vestas invites qualified

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Shale News app now available in both Apple and Android markets

Shale Plays Media is pleased to announce the launch of their new comprehensive mobile news application, providing energy industry headlines and Shale Plays Media exclusive stories. The application features content from its network of six news sites including breaking headlines as well as up-to-date business, housing, jobs, and industry news from across the globe. The

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ADP reports 212,000 new U.S. jobs in February

Payroll processor ADP reported 212,000 new U.S. nonfarm private sector jobs in February. While small, midsized and large businesses all reported growth, indicating strong hiring should boost the economy this coming year, small businesses led the pack. February was the 13th straight month in which U.S. businesses added more than 200,000 new jobs, although the

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Five resume tips to help get you the job you deserve

Your resume is a prospective employer’s first, and sometimes only, picture of you. What you say on your resume might be the only chance you have to sell yourself. While a resume might seem like an unimportant, short document, it’s your gateway to the interview–the event where you get hired. In an environment where companies

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Bill could void Bakken oil conditioning and flaring rules

A bill sponsored by nine Republican lawmakers could potentially void North Dakota’s efforts to curb natural gas flaring and the conditioning of Bakken’s sweet crude, according to a report by The Dickinson Press. Lead sponsor of the bill Rep. Keith Kempenich said that one of the bills is in response to the flaring goals and

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Pittsburgh on track for record low unemployment rate

According to the Kurt Rankin, economist with PNC Financial Services Group, Pittsburgh is heading down the right path to hit a record low unemployment rate of 4.1 percent this year. In the city of Pittsburgh, which is seven counties big, the unemployment rate dropped by two-tenths of a percentage point to 4.8 percent, the lowest

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A sunny outlook for Haynesville shale?

This year may be brighter for the Haynesville shale than many expected. According to Argus Media, production has begun to increase in the formation, putting 2015 off to a good start. The article reports that a decrease in oil drilling due to low prices might actually work in favor for the natural gas play. Slowdowns

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Shale boom a boon for manufacturing industry

A new report has found the impact the shale energy revolution is having on the manufacturing sector might be greater than previously thought, according to Pittsburgh Business Times. The report was released last Thursday by PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC), a multinational professional services network. The study increases the forecast of continued long-term employment gains and cost savings

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Texas: the king of jobs

When George W. Bush became the 43rd President of the United States, Rick Perry took over the position of Governor of Texas.  When he did, the employment rate skyrocketed and 2.1 million jobs were added to Texas.  This makes Texas the king of jobs in the U.S. Since 2000, when Perry became Governor, Texas job

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