About 200,000 shale energy jobs are expected to be created in Ohio by 2015. Presently there are job openings in eastern Ohio for geologists, drilling engineers, welders and truck drivers. To aid job seekers Energy In Depth, Ohio has put up a "jobs portal" page that links to 22 company employment pages.
Development of Ohio's shale-gas industry is occurring on several fronts.For example, Chesapeake recently purchased 291 acres near Canton to build its Ohio field office. The company had about 40 employees in Ohio at the start of 2011 and now has about 400.
Of the 300 job openings on Chesapeake's website yesterday, 20 were in Ohio and included openings for a directional driller, electrical specialist, dispatcher, survey specialist, truck driver and field manager.