David Mayle | Carrollton Free Press Standard Letters to the Editor

To the Editor: As a resident of Carroll County, I would like to know why people from different states can work right here in my backyard while someone like me cannot find any work. Read more
An American

Steubenville, OH

#1 Jun 6, 2012
Who is qualified and has the experience to do these jobs living in Carroll County? The cost of hiring is time consuming and costly. It is a poor business practice to hire new people when you go from site to site. Sales taxes are paid buy these employees when they buy from here, so they do pay taxes. The minerals belong to the private land owners, they have the power to negociate a deal, not anyone else. Just because you live here doesn't mean they belong to you or the community.
Rock Doctor

United States

#2 Jun 7, 2012
If you indeed had the skills and experience to do any of the high-paying jobs involved with the energy industry, you would not be living in Carroll County, unemployed and looking for a job. Be honest with yourself as far as what your qualifications are and realize that when the boom goes bust, these guys will re-locate to follow the money. So ask yourself what it is worth to be able to live in one place and not be nomadic as the oil/gas industry employees often are.
Thinking American

Columbus, OH

#3 Jun 7, 2012
In response to the first 2 comments:

I look at this article and those demonstrations a few weeks back as worthwhile endeavors. Correct me if I am wrong but didn't Chesapeake promise the world to us when it came to jobs for the people living in the area they were about to take over. It's about holding these corporate conglomerates accountable for the promises they make. You guys make it sound like every job in this industry requires a high level college degree. The fact of the matter is jobs such as paving roads leading to the well sites and laying pipeline CAN & SHOULD be done by people living in our community. The influx of out of state people is only going to get worse. Wait until rent and long lines where ever you go start to take a toll. Let's try and curb all of that now by HIRING LOCALLY!
unknown

Dover, OH

#4 Jun 7, 2012
Anyone read the news? Chesapeake is getting their house in order right now. That's why they have slowed down. When they are ready the jobs will come. That doesn't mean everybody will get a job. I'm sure they have their limits.
butt head

New Philadelphia, OH

#5 Jun 7, 2012
Cry me a river.. Think about it a bit... These men and women come from other states to keep there jobs in the oil and gas company's. Many have worked for these companys many years,and had no choice but to come to this area to KEEP there jobs. Would you like to leave you freinds and family behing to have a job in another state? Most due pay taxes here, sales tax, bed taxes, and if you live in the village of carrollton,they nail you for income tax no matter where you work.. There are many jobs in these fields around here,but you have to get off the couch to get one...
Dick Haught

Cincinnati, OH

#6 Jun 10, 2012
Either you're unqualified or just having bad luck. They can't hire everyone.
oil well

Damascus, MD

#7 Jun 13, 2012
Get off your couch and look for a job. Quit whining like a little kid. We all know how much ambition you have! I personally know a bunch of Carroll County people that have gotten jobs in the industry. They got them because they went and looked for them. They did not sit at home waiting on the phone to ring to ask them to come work. Unions are ruining this country!
c odonnell

New Philadelphia, OH

#8 Jun 20, 2012
i know a lot of locals are up in arms about oil and gas jobs going to out of state worker . first you have to realize those workers are trained the local workers not all but many are not. Second it is a free country and last i checked you can work where ever you can find so in my America just cause there not local does not mean they have no right to it that is called freedom
Unemployed No More

Brunswick, OH

#9 Jul 2, 2012
David: I understand completely where you are coming from and you may indeed have the skills necessary to work some of these positions. You may however not know where to look for these employment opportunities. There are literally dozens of contracting companies that are serving as vendors to Chesapeake Energy. Maybe looking to those vendors will provide you with some sound employment. I was unemployed in Carroll County for a long time and fortunately I am one of the many who have indeed achieved employment due to the energy explosion in our area. I do not however receive my paycheck directly from Chesapeake but from one of the vendors. It may benefit you to do an online search in the field you are most qualified to do ....rigging, pipeline, welding, gravel, sanitation, security, for one of the contractors serving this area as they are the ones hiring locally. Maybe talk with someone at the Carroll County Connections location. Good luck with your search.
Unemployed No More

Brunswick, OH

#10 Jul 2, 2012
Thinking American wrote:
In response to the first 2 comments:
I look at this article and those demonstrations a few weeks back as worthwhile endeavors. Correct me if I am wrong but didn't Chesapeake promise the world to us when it came to jobs for the people living in the area they were about to take over. It's about holding these corporate conglomerates accountable for the promises they make. You guys make it sound like every job in this industry requires a high level college degree. The fact of the matter is jobs such as paving roads leading to the well sites and laying pipeline CAN & SHOULD be done by people living in our community. The influx of out of state people is only going to get worse. Wait until rent and long lines where ever you go start to take a toll. Let's try and curb all of that now by HIRING LOCALLY!
I'm not sure that Chesapeake promised us the world but they did offer opportunity for our community. I am one of the many that have become employed due to Chesapeake Energy. I do not have a high level college degree but I do perform a job that takes training and professional skills on top of needing quick thinking common sense. I know literally hundreds that have been hired from our own Carroll County community. Start talking and asking the people you know and you may find people they know who have been fortunate enough to become employed by one of the many contracting companies. I am proud to be a Carrolltonian and proud to represent Chesapeake Energy.

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