Many working in energy
Houston — The Houston Chronicle is reporting; some of the several thousand former NASA contractors being put out of work by the termination of the space shuttle program are finding a soft landing in Houston's vast energy sector.
After a couple of lean years, local energy companies are hiring again — and many like what they see in the large and highly skilled pool of jettisoned space workers.
Among companies that have hired or are recruiting former NASA contractors are major oil producers, oil field services providers, chemical makers and firms that build large-scale energy projects.
They've snapped up engineers and other technical experts that are once again in high demand as high oil prices and improving economic conditions worldwide give the industry a boost, even as other sectors take longer to rebound.
To read more on former NASA workers, head to The Houston Chronicle's website: http://www.chron.com/disp/story.mpl/metropolitan/7660674.html