TYLER, Texas (KETK) — The oil and gas industry is heating up, with the pandemic easing and oil prices soaring, the search for job vacancies is more active than ever. According to the Houston Chronicle, Texas added more than 4,000 oil and gas jobs in March.
To help fill the need, Patterson UTI Energy Corporation in West Texas came to Tyler hoping to hire as many entry-level employees as possible. Experience is not necessary, as they want to give potential employees a chance to meet hiring managers directly.
“We have many vacancies so we are looking anywhere from entry level, new to the industry as we would call it, to our formal training program. As well as down to experienced platform-based staff,” says Brandi Coulter, the company’s human resources manager.
101 people out of 168 applicants were offered jobs at Thursday’s event.
Hiring manager Michael Morgan says he wants to recruit positive employees that the company can invest its time in.
“I just try to bring in good candidates, where we can invest our time in training and helping them build a career,” says Morgan.
This event was a complete one-stop-shop with the application, interview, and drug test portion of the hiring process.
“We have completed the process [today]and we’re just waiting for those results, so we can hire those candidates and get them ready to start working,” Coulter adds.
Once you receive the message that you have been hired, the energy company will put you through their training program which will prepare you for a life in the field.
“We prepare you to step out on the platform, be successful, and have a long-term career,” says Coulter.
The need for employees is constant, so if you missed Thursday’s event but are still interested, you can find information on how to apply here.