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What is the Gulf Coast Oil & Gas Initiative?

We match skilled individuals from the oil & gas industry with employers from other industries in the Houston-Galveston region.

When the price of oil plunged below $30 per barrel, the Houston-area workforce was hit hard. Thousands have been laid off with few options for re-employment in the industry where they built their careers.

With high levels of education, a battery of skills and years of experience, these laid-off workers are a huge asset to our local communities. Workforce Solutions is pairing these individuals with employers outside the oil & gas sector.

For Workers: Keep Your Career Moving

Workforce Solutions offers you training and advice in career exploration, resume writing, networking, interviewing, continuing education and more.

If you have been affected by layoffs in the oil and gas industry and would like one-on- one service from Workforce Solutions, please fill out this brief questionnaire.

For Employers: Find High-Value Employees

With the Gulf Coast Oil & Gas Initiative, employers in the region have an opportunity to access a tremendous labor pool, as well as a wide array of services including candidate pre-screening, hiring events, training programs and outplacement services for businesses facing workforce reductions.

If you are interested in working with the Gulf Coast Oil & Gas Initiative, please complete this brief Employer Interest Form.

Building on Success

Workforce Solutions launched a similar initiative for the aerospace industry when NASA terminated the Space Shuttle Program. We successfully placed more than 5,000 individuals back into the Houston-Galveston area workforce.

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