Who will reap the lion's share of this windfall and who will fill these jobs is anybody's guess. Industry lobbyists and regulators note the charge will be led by outside companies. At least at the onset, these energy firms largely will be trucking in their own workers because they have the expertise in new techniques that now makes these ventures profitable.
But eventually, drilling jobs could be created in eastern Ohio, where unemployment rates are much higher than the state and national averages.
Some landowners there already have benefited, getting thousands of dollars per acre from mineral extractors competing over increasingly fewer tracts.
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