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Where Did the Oil, Gas Workers Go?

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Trying to recoup after a layoff can be tough enough in itself, but for those who have been laid off from oil and gas, an industry that ebbs and flows constantly, questions often arise of whether professionals should take their talents elsewhere.

As Rigzone explored in its first story about the oil and gas industry’s departed workers, 38 percent of respondents said they were currently unemployed, having most recently worked in oil and gas. More than half of those people were laid off. While opportunities for work, specifically in drilling and oilfield services, were sparse during the downturn, it forced some people to find opportunities in other industries outside of oil and gas. Of the survey’s more than 1,500 respondents, about 17 percent reported they are currently employed outside of oil and gas.

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Written by Valerie Jones for Rigzone

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