The two-day event kicks off Thursday with an energy job fair at San Antonio’s Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center and concludes Friday with a day-long economic development summit at the San Antonio Marriott Rivercenter.
Thursday’s job fair opens to the public at 10:30 a.m. and offers attendees a comprehensive look at the broad spectrum of employment opportunities in natural gas and oil development available in South Texas. In 2011 alone, the Eagle Ford Shale supported 47,000 jobs, according to a study by the University of Texas at San Antonio, and will support nearly 117,000 jobs over the next ten years.
Early admission will be granted to veterans and active-duty military personnel beginning at 9:30 a.m., as the fair calls special attention to initiatives geared toward connecting veterans with energy jobs on the home front. Texas is the number-one natural gas-producing state in the country and home to the most active-duty military personnel – putting the Lone Star state at the forefront of the move to transition America’s heroes to life in private sector energy jobs.