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To attract and keep young talent, drilling companies must pave career path, provide tools for advancement

Independence Contract Drilling’s Anthony Gallegos: Industry will also have to embrace focus on returns instead of growth in order to attract, retain investors By Linda Hsieh, Editor & Publisher Anthony Gallegos is President and CEO of Independence Contract Drilling (ICD). Looking at the 30-plus rigs in ICD’s fleet, what do you see as the biggest challenges that you face as a land rig contractor? It’s not unique to ICD, but the biggest challenge today is the workforce – attracting, developing and retaining a skilled and motivated workforce. A lot of young people today don’t necessarily want to go into an industry like ours, where it can be very labor intensive. You work in the elements, and the work sites are often in ...

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