Nearly 23,000 jobs linked to oil drilling industry to be slashed this year, group says

CALGARY – The collapse in oil prices will cause 22,579 people directly and indirectly employed in Canada’s drilling industry to lose their jobs in this year, the Canadian Association of Oilwell Drilling Contractors said Thursday. Billions in oilpatch investment up in smoke as crude plunge reverberates across Canada There’s nothing like losing something to understand the…