As oil prices rise, Who's Hiring event highlights how you can tap into Houston oil and gas industry

HOUSTON, Texas (KTRK) -- As the price of oil rises, it's having a ripple effect in the Houston-area economy, and we have a way for you to tap into the demand.

Every Thursday at 11:30 a.m., ABC13 partners with Workforce Solutions to host a virtual job fair. This week's features about 100 jobs, with starting pay at $18 an hour.

You can watch this week's job fair in the video player above.

During the event, Workforce Solutions recruiters take calls, emails and online applications. The jobs are in the manufacturing, property management and leisure and hospitality industries.

We're also looking at the impact of oil prices. Right now, it's more than $90 a barrel, the highest in nearly a decade.

After the price dipped below zero a couple years ago, the high price is having an impact in our area, which relies heavily on the oil and gas industry.

Exxon also recently announced its plans to move its headquarters to the Spring-area. ABC13 discussed jobs that could be coming, and how you can earn those positions.

If you need free career advice, you can call the ABC13 viewer hotline at (713) 243-6663.

To view the jobs, visit the Workforce Solutions website, and look for the "as seen on ABC13" section.

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