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Energy In Depth creates a way for people to find Ohio shale industry jobs
Up to 200,000 energy-related jobs could be created by 2015
by WKSU's OZIE IKUENOBE

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A new service has been set up to help people find jobs connected to shale-drilling industry.

The trade group Energy In Depth created a jobs portal page on its Ohio website, which has listings for jobs that are available, their qualifications and links to the employment pages of up to 22 energy companies.

Dan Alfaro, spokesman for Energy In Depth, says up to 200,000 energy-related jobs will be created in Ohio by 2015. Alfaro says Ohio’s shale-gas industry is a great opportunity to resurrect its economy and reduce energy costs.
Alfaro on shale energy jobs

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“Over the coming years, the United States is going to become more solvent, more energy independent through the development of the Utica shale here in Ohio, as well as shale plates across the country. And Ohio, over the coming years is really going to emerge as one of the leaders in domestic energy production. (It’s) something we can all be excited about and something we should be proud for.”

Estimates of jobs relating to Ohio’s shale industry range from 20-thousand to 200-thousand.  

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