The Intelligencer: Wheeling New Register of Wheeling, West Virginia released a heartbreaking article this morning, however; bittersweet in it's own nature.
Two men who were looking for the chance at the appealing prospect of a steady job, Eric Westbrook and Shawn Long were thankful Chesapeake was in the area stating that "(the gas industry) is the only thing that is here", as far as jobs are concerned. Both men have been working contracting jobs without the promise of hours every week and without health insurance. While Chesapeake Energy has the means to hire and is giving towns like Martinsville, WV who have been struck hard by the economic downturn some hope, a line of hundreds looking for a job at a single company is an upsetting reminder that the U.S. is far from recovery of an economic crisis.
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