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Workforce West Virginia Investment Council Reports Rise in Oil and Gas Employment

Workforce West Virginia Investment Council has released findings that cite a 20 percent jump in oil and gas industry employment last year, the West Virginia Gazette reports. During the same period, the average wage for workers in the industry has also risen by nearly $5,500.  The rise in employment is focused in the regions where Marcellus Shale activity is the highest, and the growth can be seen in ancillary industries as well.  Particularly, the pipeline and storage tank construction sector has experienced significant growth corresponding to the oil and gas industry.