Energy companies build day care center to attract workers to Permian Basin operations

Fuel Fix:
With oil and gas booming in West Texas' Permian Basin, the Midland region is facing shortage of labor, housing, schools, health care and much more.

But one key problem is the lack of daycare options for energy workers moving to West Texas with young families.

So oil companies Chevron, Anadarko Petroleum and EOG Resources said they've partnered with Primrose Schools to open a new daycare and early education facility that would give enrollment priority to the children of their employees.
It is a good investment.  Companies lose billions each year to employee absenteeism caused by a lack of daycare for children.  It also tells you something about the competitive environment for workers in the West Texas energy business.


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