More women being hired for "man jobs"

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Tuesday, May 28, 2013 - 8:52am

More women are apparently getting hired for what were typically considered "man jobs". So far this year, 46-percent of jobs in the oil and gas industry went to women according to new labor statistics.

Many of the jobs are not out on rigs, but in offices as technicians, geologists or engineers.Experts predict the trend is due to retiring baby boomers who leave companies they have long worked for.

The move to hire more young people could be to avoid the dreaded "great crew change".That happens when several seasoned employees near retirement at the same time.

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