Houston, Texas-based oilfield services company Halliburton (HAL) said Monday it has seen a surge of new job openings this year thanks to an increased demand for fracking in the United States. The company is hiring about 100 new employees each month to keep pace with demand in west Texas and has expanded its workforce in the region by more than one-third, to 2,700 employees, the company’s head of operations in the Permian Basin Chris Gatjanis told the Houston Chronicle. Halliburton has had to extend its search for employees beyond Texas, into neighboring states and beyond.
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