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Old 10-22-2011, 10:37 AM
 
Location: Northern panhandle of WV
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The gas companies like Chesapeake exaggerate how much they help the economy of an area. They do that for a number of reasons. They're now trying to say they can bring an extra 200k jobs to Ohio which is laughable even with trickle down hiring.
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Old 10-22-2011, 12:49 PM
 
Location: The Raider Nation._ Our band kicks brass
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Looks to me like it's doing pretty good.

Pittsburgh Tribune-Review: Energy sector fuels jobs surge in Western Pennsylvania Marcellus Shale Coalition

Report: Marcellus jobs see increase - Gas Drilling - The Times-Tribune
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Old 10-22-2011, 01:08 PM
 
Location: Pittsburgh, PA
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But don't they hire a lot of people from outside the state? If so, that wouldn't help local unemployment, right?
I'm just trying to clarify this, not making any kind of statement.
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Old 10-22-2011, 01:34 PM
 
Location: Pittsburgh, PA
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More people are entering the workforce in this state too because many people see Pennsylvania as doing better than the rest of the country. That is also helping to increase unemployment now that those who gave up looking are trying to look again which is good.
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Old 10-22-2011, 01:58 PM
 
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Give it a little time,,, It will help job wise. Some School of Trades are already training people for these jobs.
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Old 10-22-2011, 03:18 PM
 
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But don't they hire a lot of people from outside the state?
Short term yes, long term more of the labor supply will be produced locally.

But generally, it is true you shouldn't count on industries like this to soak up a lot of the existing unemployed.
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Old 10-22-2011, 07:47 PM
 
Location: Pittsburgh, PA
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Short term yes, long term more of the labor supply will be produced locally.

But generally, it is true you shouldn't count on industries like this to soak up a lot of the existing unemployed.
I think one of the things that Corbett's Marcellus Drilling recommendations had was to make some sort of law that PA residents get first dibs on the drilling jobs.
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Old 10-22-2011, 09:08 PM
 
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I think one of the things that Corbett's Marcellus Drilling recommendations had was to make some sort of law that PA residents get first dibs on the drilling jobs.
That might make a difference in a few cases, but generally it is not that they don't want to hire local, since it is good PR. They often just can't find the skills and experience they need among locals.
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Old 10-26-2011, 07:12 AM
 
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be patient, this Marcellus Shale isn't going anywhere anytime soon...the best thing locals can do is educate themselves in the areas that are needed by these companies. the non-local workers will be moving on to the next boom, leaving the locals to fill the gaps once they're "up to speed".
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Old 10-26-2011, 01:42 PM
 
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Graduating with $80,000 worth a debt with interest that you'll never pay off..... priceless.
I have $33,650 of student loan debt. I graduate in December with a bachelors in management-accounting and have the 150 credits necessary to take the CPA exam. Loan payments will be around $500/month for 7yrs if I make the minimum payments.

My income potential has skyrocketed!
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