The nickname of the Midland-Odessa, Texas, metro area tells you what the #1 industry is there. In “the Petroplex,” the petroleum industry reigns.
Many of the top employers in energy have a strong presence in the Midland-Odessa area, which is also often referred to as the Permian Basin. Those employers include Apache Corporation, Baker Hughes, Chevron, ConocoPhillips, Halliburton, Occidental Petroleum and Schlumberger.
But Midland-Odessa is also becoming known as a center for other forms of energy as well. Wind energy and solar power projects are gaining attention.
Other industries in the Permian Basin, such as construction, manufacturing and transportation, support the needs of the energy sector.
The area can be vulnerable to booms and busts in energy. But right now it is prospering. According to Wallethub, Midland is #14 on the list of cities with the fastest local economic growth. It ranks even higher (#10) among midsize cities. Odessa is #36 in midsize cities.
As business becomes increasingly global, employers in the Midland-Odessa area will need language training for their employees in order to continue growing.
When your company works with Fluency Corp, your employees can receive onsite language training with a live instructor.
But what if you need to train employees with scheduling or location challenges? Fluency Corp can still help. We offer online language classes, also with live instructors. Spanish also available.
Whether we work with your Permian Basin employees onsite or online, our language classes are convenient and relevant, since we customize each course after getting to know the needs of your employees and your work. Our priority is helping your employees quickly get up to speed in using their second language for business.
Improving their English skills will also help your employees feel more at home in Midland-Odessa, which lowers the risk of costly failed international relocations.
On the other hand, you may be sending your U.S. employees from the Permian Basin to international branches of your company. If that’s the case, Fluency Corp provides training in Spanish and other languages as well, anywhere in the world.