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How Can Oil and Gas Employees Survive Their Turbulent Industry?

In March 2015, Peter Wang lost his job. He works in the oil and gas industry here in Houston, and he was one of the many thousands downsized as the price of oil plunged. He ultimately found his way to a new job, but along the way he developed an appreciation for the unique challenges […]

Photo: Michael Hagerty, Houston Public MediaFinancial Survival For Oil and Gas Workers Book CoverIn March 2015, Peter Wang lost his job. He works in the oil and gas industry here in Houston, and he was one of the many thousands downsized as the price of oil plunged.

He ultimately found his way to a new job, but along the way he developed an appreciation for the unique challenges oil and gas workers face seeking employment during an industry downturn.

He discusses those challenges, and offers advice for coping with such a volatile industry, in his book Financial Survival for Oil and Gas Workers.

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Michael Hagerty

Michael Hagerty

Senior Producer, Houston Matters

Michael Hagerty is the senior producer for Houston Matters. He's spent more than 20 years in public radio and television and dabbled in minor league baseball, spending four seasons as the public address announcer for the Reno Aces, the Triple-A affiliate of the Arizona Diamondbacks.

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