Thursday, December 01, 2005

2,000 jobs

Photos by Mark M. Hancock / © The Beaumont Enterprise

Francisco Diaz attaches a support to an oil rig wall under construction at Beacon Maritime in Orange on Friday, Nov. 25, 2005. Orange County expects 2,000 new jobs in the next year as oil exploration and shipbuilding surges. However, welders, fitters and other construction workers are difficult to find due to Hurricane Rita reconstruction.

Jorge Figueroa (top) and Alejo Alvarez (bottom) work on an oil rig addition at Beacon Maritime in Orange.


Ken said...

Francisco Diaz attaches a support to AN oil rig (not to a oil rig)

Mark M. Hancock said...

Thank you. Corrected. I got it right on the second one. Luckily everything goes through a copy editor before it goes to press. :-)