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Shale Industry Boosts Ohio Jobs

Field jobs averaging $73,000 salaries, report finds

February 18, 2013
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Feb-18-13 7:43 AM

And locals are jealous of every one of them there OUTSIDERS with the good-payin jobs.

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Feb-18-13 8:41 AM

It takes a certain amount of OUTSIDERS that know what they are doing to keep the people new to the industry from killing themselves. You can't throw a bunch of inexperienced people into the gas field and expect things to work out. It is dangerous out there and if you have someone that doesn't know what they're doing out there you are just asking for trouble. These companies hire 50% locals and I have heard that not many locals apply for these jobs and most of the ones that do can't pass preemployment screening.

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Feb-18-13 8:53 AM

Seems to me that there are a lot of seasoned pipeline workers in Ohio. Could it be you are avoiding the Union people? The oil people always bring in outside crews and give a few sh$t jobs to the locals. It’s Ohio shale producing gas and oil … it should also be producing Ohio jobs!

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Feb-18-13 9:46 AM

I am 1 of those terrible landlords that have rented to the outsiders and 1 was a boss at a pipeline co. that called local hall for laborers and got 13 2 passed drug test then another call and 1 passed then called home (Montana) and got 13 guys right away.This was straight from his mouth and they have to pay the outsiders more for living and rental expenses where the locals dont get that and 60.00 per day adds up they want local talent. Fyi I rent to locals or outsiders based on the ability to pay not where they are from.I have put thousands of dollars remodeling the apts and yes need to pay back the loans. Most "outsiders" dont need year lease so I charge more for less time leases becaise I have to clean each time they move and also have to pay the utilities when no one is in them.So I like local longer term less money leases but will not allow pets.

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Feb-18-13 11:29 AM

I keep thinking this shale boom would have been great if it hit 30 to 40 years ago. There were plenty of able-bodied miners who might have jumped at the chance to work above ground and also steelworkers tired of the layoffs. Now they are too old and the work ethic has degraded among our young people. I am sure that most if not all would have passed pre-employment screening, and they would outdo any other worker from any state. I agree with tdolan as I have heard about the same issues from employers who move here.

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Feb-18-13 11:51 AM

Where do they post the "can't pass drug test" numbers?

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Feb-18-13 4:01 PM

I have said it on here more than once..

I was part of the pilot program for the ShaleNet**** classes @ Eastern Gateway Community College. There were 18 of us raging in age from 18-54. We all passed a drug test and background check (payed for by us). We put in 150+ hours of classroom and hands on training. I spent about another 100+ hhrs writing and rewriting resumes, cover letters, attended useless job fairs, and searching the web for contacts to send them to. We were all willing to travel, work 8-12-16 hour shifts on call, and do whatever these companies wanted. I kept in touch with these guys for ~3 months after we graduated- not one of us had been hired.

All smoke and mirrors- I found out the hard way

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Feb-19-13 9:48 AM

these are out of state businesses.nobody from around here will be hired.they'll bring their own people and move them along with the job.just the way good business is have to take care of your people.enjoy it while they are spending money here.soon they'll all be gone.

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Feb-20-13 12:25 PM

there will be jobs for the next 20 yrs we locals need to get in line for them..

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Feb-20-13 4:29 PM

The shale gas/oil phenomenon is likely to be short lived. Tapping this resource base is expensive and requires never-ending increases in drilling and production infrastructure just to maintain a given volume of oil/gas flow. Eventually, unless the price of oil/gas stays well ahead of the production costs, the energy return on investment (EROI) goes into decline and investors pull out. Don't bet the farm on this white elephant.

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Feb-20-13 4:46 PM

Drill Baby- that is very funny...

I stould in line for 5 hours in Canton, Oh for nothing, I stould in line @ the Meadowlands in Washington PA- Nothing... I stould in line in St. Clairsville, OH -NOTHING!!!

I finally got the message

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Feb-20-13 5:12 PM

also drillbaby- I was registered on job posting website drillbaby, is this you?. The only response I received was from Terri @ drillbaby letting me know I was still registered.

smoke and mirrors

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Feb-20-13 5:29 PM

Wienerdawg "The shale gas/oil phenomenon is likely to be short lived"

So are you.

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