Food and Water Watch released a report today on the Big Gas Mafia’s claim about the number of jobs they provide. DeSmogBlog has a link to the study and some additional information.
The Big Gas Mafia does provide a lot of jobs in the Gas Patch but the pay sucks. Those are the unpaid jobs of monitoring their activity 24/7 once they move into your neighborhood. It’s life altering.
UPDATE: In the Eagle Ford Shale they can’t find enough qualified workers and many applicants can’t pass a drug test.
The biggest need now is for drivers who hold commercial driver’s licenses and are certified to transport hazardous materials, employers said.
But Weatherford Fracturing Technologies has solved that problem.
At Weatherford, “we’ve hired young men and women who know nothing about what we do,” which isn’t the company’s usual way of doing business, Sprawls said.