Women fill nearly half of new oil industry jobs

The oil and gas business has been tapping unique groups to address its workforce crunch, turning  rocket scientists into petroleum engineers and making high-powered executives out of Gen Xers.

Now another demographic is growing its footprint in the historically male-dominated industry.

Women scored nearly half of  all new oil industry jobs during the first quarter of this year, according to Paul Caplan, president of Rigzone. It could signal a major turning point for an industry in which men make up about 80 percent of the workforce...

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