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Old 02-07-2014, 10:03 PM
 
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Moving from atlanta to texas to find work in the oilfield. Im just trying to get insight for a veteran/non oil field experienced worker. My plan was to come with my brother and whoever else wanted to make a new living out that way and bring my wife and kids later on when i started making money. So any suggestions or whatever else i can get is appreciated thanks
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Old 02-07-2014, 10:54 PM
 
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Head to Midland Or Odessa but there is a major housing shortage and the cost of living is through the roof.The Eagle Ford is booming too.
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Old 02-08-2014, 12:42 AM
 
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Howdy!

Welcome to our state! I am a real estate agent, so I don't have any insight into the oil business, except I hear you can make a killer living at it. Odessa / Abilene is a great place to be. But as a previous poster said, the cost of living is super high. I would take advantage of the money while you can!

Good luck!
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Old 02-08-2014, 07:37 AM
 
Location: plano
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Get your CDL if you don't already have it and do not have a scarce skill to help you. Your military background is a big help play it up on your resume and in discussions with employers. Welcome to Texas!
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Old 02-08-2014, 08:40 AM
 
Location: Wonderland
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Your GI bill may pay for your CDL and your HazMat certifications - I'd definitely get both those before looking for work. And yes, play up your military background. And connect with the VA vai the Workforce Commission in cities you're interested in.
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Old 02-08-2014, 09:34 AM
 
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is the cost of living higher than the living in williston, nd because i was gonna move there first but i rather heat than cold so lol.
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