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Old 08-07-2007, 12:14 PM
 
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Default Jobs around Guymon

Hi yall. I was wondering if anyone knows how the job market in and around Guymon is. Is it fairly easy to find a decent paying job in this area?
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Old 08-10-2007, 09:23 AM
 
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If you like pigs...there is work. Oil and Gas is still going so, there is work but, pay is marginal. Housing is peaking there too. Good Luck
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Old 08-31-2007, 01:28 PM
 
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Guymon's economy is based on oil, ranching, and agriculture, so there are a lot of service and some administrative jobs in those areas, especially in smaller businesses that provide transportation, equipment, fertilizers, storage, construction, and other services to those industries. For example, ConocoPhillips has a smallish refinery, the Hansford Plant, located about 20 miles south of town just across the border with Texas. That’s where my father worked until his retirement.

600,000 head of cattle are raised within 25 miles of the Seaboard meatpacking plant in Guymon, but meatpacking jobs have gone mostly to poor, mostly Mexican immigrants, who work for a lot less than what the locals were paid when I lived there (Class of 70--Go Tigers!). In those days, Guymon was a town of about 7,000. You could count the Latino faces in town, quite literally, on both hands, and there was not a single African-American family in residence. Things change, and it has grown to almost 11,000 today, nearly all of that growth being immigrant labor, and there are a number of blacks, including the high school football coach. (A recent AP story about the influence of meatpacking on the region says "The poverty rate also was halved in Guymon, Oklahoma . . . " but fails to mention that Guymon had almost no poverty to begin with. The panhandle, in fact, has always been a comparatively wealthy “donor” region of the state, paying far more in taxes than it gets back in state services.)

Other likely employers include the public school districts--Guymon, Goodwell, Optima, and a little further up the road--Hooker; nearby Panhandle State University, in Goodwell, ten miles southwest; the City of Guymon itself, and various utility companies that provide services to the city. There are also two banks, numerous retail outlets and restaurants, including Wal-Mart, and several motor inns.

Below is a list I quickly cobbled together of typical employers from various public internet directories. It is by no means comprehensive but might provide a place to start looking. Also the City of Guymon has jobs listed at City of Guymon, Oklahoma, as well as URL links to larger area employers. Good luck--it’s a nice town.


Austin Concrete (580)468-8881, Highway 54 & Lelia, Guymon, OK 73942; Concrete Contractors, Foundation Drilling Contractors

Behne Construction (580)338-2549, PO Box 981, 520 N East St, Guymon, OK 73942; Concrete Contractors & Construction, Roads & Bridges

City of Guymon - Waste Water Plant (580)338-0166, Guymon, OK 73942

Duke Drilling Co (580)651-2132, Guymon, OK 73942

Duke Energy Field Services - District Manager (806)339-3353 Guymon, OK 73942; Gas Companies, Oil & Gas Producers

Envirotech Services (580)338-3513, 622 N Main St, Guymon, OK 7394, Water Well Drilling & Service, Environmental Conservation & Ecological Services

Goodwell Independent School District (580)349-2531, Goodwell, OK 73939; Public Schools, Administration of Educational Programs

Gpm Gas Corp (806)339-3353 Guymon, OK 73942; Gas Companies, Oil & Gas Producers

Guymon Independent School District (580)338-4390, 1400 N Crumley, Guymon, OK 73942; Public Schools, Administration of Educational Programs

Highway Contractors - Asphalt (580)338-8881 Highway 54 NE, Guymon, OK 73942; Road & Highway Contractors & Construction

Howard Drilling Company (580)338-8288, (580)338-8008, Highway 54 W, Guymon, OK 73942; Water Well Drilling & Service, Drilling Contractors
J & J Contracting & Construction (580)338-4379, Guymon, OK 73942; Builders & General Contractors, Remodeling & Repair

Jim Wright Construction (580)338-6978, Highway 54 W, Guymon, OK 73942; Builders & General Contractors Remodeling & Repair, Metal Buildings

Jim Johnson - Hansford Plant (806)339-7663 Guymon, OK 73942

Key Energy Services (580)338-0664, (580)545-3791, 2202 Yucca Blvd, Guymon, OK 73942; Oil Field Equipment & Supplies

Oil Field Service & Supplies, Electrical Contractors & Electricians

Oklahoma Panhandle State Univ. Office of Human Resources (580)349-2611, P. O. Box 430, Goodwell, OK 73939; Higher Education, Administration

Oneok Field Services (580)651-6884, Guymon, OK 73942; Utilities

Optima Independent School District (580)338-6721, Guymon, OK 73942; Public Schools, Administration of Educational Programs

Panhandle Construction Services (580)338-2287, Highway 64 Rfd NW, Guymon, OK 73942; Oil Field Service & Supplies, Pipeline Contractors

Ritter Water Well Service (580)338-7157, 1728 N Main St, Guymon, OK 73942; Water Well Drilling & Service

Seaboard Farms - Plant (580)338-9600 Highway 54 E, Guymon, OK 73942; Live Administration (580)338-4900 424 N Main St, Guymon, OK 73942; Farms & Ranches, Livestock Breeders

Sedco Pllc (580)338-6904 304, NE 4th St, Guymon, OK 73942; Surveyors Land, Oil Field Service & Supplies

Sims Electric of Oklahoma (580)338-3766, (580)651-3331, S Highway 136, Guymon, OK 73942; Oil Field Service & Supplies, Electrical Contractors & Electricians

Submergible Cable Service (580)338-2088, Highway 54 W, Guymon, OK 73942; Oil Well Services, Oil Field Service & Supplies

Tri-County Electric Coop (580)652-2418; PO Box 880, Hooker, OK 73945

Winter Mud (580) 338-3830, 102 S East St, Guymon, OK 73942; Oil Well Drilling & Mud Additives, Oil Field Specialties

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Old 02-12-2009, 01:28 PM
 
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Guymon is just starting to feel the economic crunch.Several of the oilfield companies are laying off workers.The pig plant is going strong as well as the beef plant in Liberal,KS,45 mins away.Most other jobs pay minimum wage. Not many places to shop,2 hour drive to decent shopping,a few fair restaurants,small library,lots of rodeo stuff. Mostly polarized community.Lots of churches for each ethinic group,a couple of bars.Very windy all year,hot as hades in the summer and pretty mild,dry winters.If all you want to do is work then you won't die from boredom.Prices are high as everything has to be trucked in.
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