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Is The Millennial Workforce Into Oil And Gas?

Some energy companies are stepping up their campus recruitment efforts.


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David Baggett, managing partner at Opportune, says the energy industry needs millennials.

The oil downturn has caused many college students interested in energy-related fields to rethink their career choices.

But David Baggett, managing partner at Houston-based energy consulting firm Opportune, says the oil and gas industry needs millennials – and there are signs that the feeling is mutual.

His company is trying to attract more recent graduates to ensure a smooth leadership transition and keep its workforce young.

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Florian Martin

Florian Martin

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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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