Oil rig worker, recently laid off?

HARLINGEN — Some workers in the oil industry from the Rio Grande Valley may soon be out of a job.

More than 400 workers are expected to be laid off in April.

The Texas Workforce Solutions is sending a message to the 416 workers being laid off from the oil and gas industry to help them find re-employment or to learn how to sign up for unemployment services.

“We see the unemployment of those companies affect the unemployment in our area,” said Laura Cavazos, communications specialist for Texas Workforce Solutions.

“We do serve the community here whether they (workers) were let go somewhere else.”

On March 14, the Texas Workforce Commission published a report stating the oil and gas industry would be laying off employees in the month of April.

“People who have lost their jobs can come to our office to pick up applications to file for unemployment,” Cavazos said.

Workers in Bexar, Nueces, Harris and Chambers County will be affected.

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Texas Workforce Solutions help line 1-877-687-1121.

or visit online to find job www.workintexas.com