The Texas Oil and Gas Association has launched an online career center to help people in the industry who have been made redundant during the economic downturn caused by the coronavirus pandemic.

Job seekers can submit their CV for free review and assessment by a third party group, TopResume. The website Also offers free resources on resume writing, interviews, and career advancement. TXOGA members enjoy discounted prices for job postings and other recruiting options through the careers website.

“We pride ourselves on being able to connect our members with the talent they need to fill some of the best jobs in Texas,” TXOGA President Todd Staples said in a statement. “The Career Center is also a great resource for job seekers looking to join one of the many facets of the oil and gas industry. “

JOBS LOST: The US oil and gas industry lost 107,000 jobs during the pandemic. Most will take years to come back.

New careers website for Texas’s largest energy trading group comes as oil and gas companies lay off thousands of workers amid low crude prices and weakening outlook for fossil fuel demand in the context of increasing measures against climate change. The US oil and gas industry lost 107,000 jobs, or about 7% of the 1.6 million employees nationwide, between March and August, according to global consulting firm Deloitte. Texas, the nation’s largest oil-producing state, has been hit the hardest by industry layoffs.

Chevron plans to lay off 700 workers in Houston this month, with more layoffs expected after the California oil giant recently acquired Houston-based Noble Energy. Chevron earlier this year announced plans to lay off 6,000 workers worldwide by the end of the year.

Shell announced last month that it intends to cut up to 9,000 jobs over the next two years. BP plans to lay off 10,000 workers worldwide by the end of the year, and Exxon is undertaking a country-by-country review that could result in layoffs.

After two oil crashes in five years, the oil and gas industry will be challenged in its recruitment efforts to replace its aging workforce over the coming decades. The median age of oil and gas workers is 44, according to Deloitte. Just over half of oil and gas workers surveyed by the University of Houston said they were concerned about job security.

There are signs of recovery in the oil zone as crude prices have climbed to around $ 40 a barrel. The number of US rigs, a leading indicator of the country’s oil and gas production, has increased in recent months. U.S. energy companies operated 282 rigs last week, up from 244 rigs in August.



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