Bauer Business Focus

Company Offers Free Training To Prepare Unemployed Geoscientists For Better Times

The ‘Geos Between Jobs’ initiative by technology company Ikon Science aims to keep the oil and gas workforce in shape.

Julianne Sharples is the global brand manager for Ikon Science.
Julianne Sharples is the global brand manager for Ikon Science.


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More than 100,000 Texas oil jobs have been lost during the current downturn. That leaves many experienced geoscientists here in Houston out of a job.

To make sure they are ready once the industry recovers, one company has started an initiative to train oil and gas professionals for free.

For this week's Bauer Business Focus, News 88.7's Florian Martin spoke with Julianne Sharples, global brand manager for Ikon Science, about the technology company's Geos Between Jobs initiative.

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Florian Martin

Florian Martin

Business Reporter

Florian Martin is the News 88.7 business reporter and also covers criminal justice, guns and shootings.Florian's stories can frequently be heard on other public radio stations throughout Texas and on NPR nationwide. Some of them have earned him awards from Texas AP Broadcasters, the Houston Press Club, National Association of...

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