More than 20 oil and gas companies are meeting Saturday for the "World's Largest Barnett Shale Job Fair," 9 a.m.-7 p.m. at the Radisson Hotel Fort Worth South, Interstate 35E at Alta Mesa Boulevard.
The employers need to fill "hundreds of positions," the organizers said in a release.
"Demand for jobs is climbing and the available work force is low," Gerry Schlegel, president of LKCM Radio, one of the organizers, said.
Among the exhibitors at the fair: XTO Energy, Key Energy, Encana Oil & Gas USA, Multi-Chem, Crosstex Energy, Weatherford International, Halliburton, Frac Tech Services, Quicksilver Resources, Premiere Inc., ARC Pressure Data, and RSC Rental Equipment.
Exhibitors will take resumes, conduct on-site interviews, and answer questions about jobs available in the Barnett Shale.
Job openings include: professionals, geologists, landmen, field techs, oilfield workers, tanker drivers, welders, concreters, clerical and administrative staff, right of way agents, security personnel.
"New exploration trucks and equipment" will be on display in the parking lot. Sponsors: 95.9 Ranch, XTO Energy, Radisson Hotel Fort Worth South, Country Legends 92.1.