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Opportunities of the Week

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 We were planning to use a routine Friday post to highlight a single Jobline opportunity; however, this week there are simply too many great opportunities to limit our blog post to only one. 

-Teach for America has posted their call for 2008 corps members.  This is an excellent service opportunity.  They seek students from all majors: check out their listing on Jobline if you would like to learn more. 
-We also recently received a note concerning an excellent opportunity with DuoShare.  The open position is Software Development Engineer.  Email us as soon as possible if you would like more info.

The great opportunities for this weeek do not end there. Heifer Project has posted a Community Education Coordinator position and ABF Freight Services is looking for an Economic Analyst.  Login or register to check out all the details. 


Shale Symposium Synopsis

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Yesterday, I had the opportunity to attend the 2007 Fayetteville Shale Symposium.  If you are not familiar with the Fayetteville Shale play, Arkansas Business, the symposium organizer has all of the details you need – they will also have the symposium presentation outlines posted online soon.  The shale play provides a tremendous opportunity for new job creation.  For example, Southwestern Energy, just one of the companies involved in the Fayetteville Shale play currently has thirty job postings in Conway alone.  These jobs include some advanced technical and administrative roles.   Several accounting positions are also posted with Southwestern. 

Some additional reflections on the symposium:
-The extraction of natural gas from the Fayetteville shale offers great economic opportunity to the area and the state through economic investment, community patronage, and the potential for new, high-paying jobs. 
-There are also important environmental concerns and the state environmental agency (ADEQ) is working to make sure there is minimal environmental impact.
- From the company, investment, and legal speakers, I gathered that the enthusiasm for these opportunities should be tempered with realistic expectations: There will be declining values from drilling operations, the operations basically only offset traditional vertical drilling of the past, and energy prices will determine whether continued and expanded operations are economically feasible. 

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