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Automation and Oil & Gas Jobs

Mark Agerton

Automation and Oil & Gas Jobs.

Fears that technological progress may eliminate jobs are common. But innovations in technology within the U.S. oil and gas industry have had a record of creating jobs, not destroying them. Lackluster hiring is instead due to cyclical pressures driven by oil prices and not the replacement of people with machines, writes graduate fellow Mark Agerton. Forbes blog: