Oil-field-services Halliburton Co. began work on a $50 million base of operations at I-37 and Loop 1604, for which it will need 1,500 workers to support its operations in the Eagle Ford shale.
The 400,000-sf structure will house employees earning annual salaries averaging $70,000. Officials say they hope to fill 75 percent, or more than 1,100 positions, by hiring locally.
Halliburton will encourage military veterans to apply.
The company will hire administrators, managers, technicians, engineers, chemists, geologists and truck drivers. Its San Antonio building will include administrative offices, a laboratory and service bays for trucks.
Halliburton expects to complete the structure in early 2013.