Big Oil Cuts Jobs Again, Even as They Sponsor Bogus Job Rallies

No lie is too big for Big Oil.  Their tired refrain of late is that they’re job makers. On TV, radio, in print and at bogus Astroturf rallies happening this week.

We should give them a pass on all their sins: spilling, spewing, hoarding profits and tax breaks, and doling out political contributions. It’s the price we pay for jobs they say implicitly.

Here’s the problem.  They are job killers. So says the Bureau of Labor Statistics anyway. The truth is employment in the industry was cut in August to the lowest point this year and they’ve cut jobs by nearly 11,000 jobs since 2000.

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Published: September 8, 2010