This segment is from Thursday's edition of "Digging for Value," in which sector analysts Joel South and Taylor Muckerman discuss energy and materials news with host Alison Southwick. The twice-weekly show can be viewed on Tuesdays and Thursdays. It can also be found on Twitter, along with our extended coverage of the energy and materials sectors @TMFEnergy.

The strength of the energy sector in the United States is perfectly reflected by the hiring prospects heading into 2014. Even companies that aren't near the top of their industry, like Weatherford International (NYSE:WFT), plan on hiring hundreds of workers each. What's more, these employees are being hired by highly valued and sought-after employers. Eastman Chemical Company (NYSE:EMN) placed fourth on's list of top places to work in 2014, and NuStar Energy (NYSE:NS) climbed to number 26 on Forbes' list of best workplaces in 2014. If you're out of work or looking for a change, check out the short video clip for more.

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