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Sun Sep 21, 2014, 08:43 PM

1. But, but.... what about all those marvelous jobs in the fracking industry?

This article paints a rosy pictures of the great opportunities in fracking!!

The natural gas boom is helping to reverse a downward spiral that began with the fall of the once-mighty steel industry in the 1980s, a collapse that sent thousands of Western Pennsylvanians elsewhere to work.
Between 1970 and 1990, the region lost 158,000 manufacturing jobs and more than 289,000 residents, according to University of Pittsburgh researcher Bob Gradeck.

But that had changed by 2010, and more people were moving into the region than moving out, said Chris Briem, regional economist at the University of Pittsburgh's Center for Social and Urban Research.

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W&J graduates have landed jobs in the oil and gas industry in Washington County as petroleum engineers, land technicians, environmental technicians, data analysts, IT professionals, attorneys, accountants and public relations professionals, said spokeswoman Karen Oosterhous.

More than 237,000 jobs in Pennsylvania are related to Marcellus shale drilling, according to state figures, and more than 5,000 Marcellus-related jobs are available statewide as of July, an increase of 900 over the previous year.



Read more: http://triblive.com/state/pennsylvania/6720869-74/industry-gas-welker#ixzz3E05EinK2

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