Boomtown

  • Women Snag Big Chunk Of New Oil Jobs

    Women Snag Big Chunk Of New Oil Jobs

    By Steve Hargreaves There are few fields that scream "burly man job" more than oil and gas work. Yet in the first quarter of this year, nearly half (46%) of all new jobs in the oil industry went to women, according to Bureau of Labor Statistics data compiled by the industry research and news service Rigzone. Continue Reading

  • America's New Boomtown City Is ...

    America's New Boomtown City Is ...

    Nashville is leading the nation in job creation. Here's where the opportunities are. Continue Reading

  • Texas Oil Boom: Bad For Teachers?

    Texas Oil Boom: Bad For Teachers?

    After she completed her year as a student teacher in southern Oregon, Joleena Malugani (pictured) couldn't find work close to home. So she accepted the best offer she got -- which meant moving to the heart of oil country, Odessa, Texas -- and learned that not everyone is lifted in a boom economy. West Texas'... Continue Reading

  • 7 Oil Field Jobs Companies Are Desperate To Fill

    7 Oil Field Jobs Companies Are Desperate To Fill

    It would have seemed the stuff of science fiction if it hadn't appeared on newspapers across the world: According to new forecasts, the United States may soon overtake Saudi Arabia as the planet's largest oil producing country. Developments in technology and high oil prices have created stunning oil booms... Continue Reading

  • Boomtown Housing Shortage: Police Chief Forced To Live in RV

    Boomtown Housing Shortage: Police Chief Forced To Live in RV

    Thousands of people have flocked to West Texas in the past two years in the hope of riding its oil boom. Rents in the area have skyrocketed, almost every apartment has a waiting list, and some end up living in motels for months on end. But it's not just oil field workers who are feeling the squeeze for shelter.... Continue Reading

  • Oil Boomtowns: Plenty Of Jobs, But No Place To Live

    Oil Boomtowns: Plenty Of Jobs, But No Place To Live

    Like a 21st century Gold Rush, tens of thousands of Americans have packed their bags in the last two years and moved to one of the country's booming oil towns. But many of these migrants, lured by the promise of jobs and prosperity, have found themselves unable to find work or housing. Some have ended up... Continue Reading