Two job fairs were held Tuesday for two industries competing for the same type of employees.
And both are having a hard time finding what they need.
Oil transportation companies are looking for drivers.
“The need is huge,” said T.C. Morgan with EagleOne transportation. "Every company is fighting for a pool of drivers that is not getting any bigger.”
“They are really in demand,” echoed Kathryn Vera, with Maalt Transport.
The problem companies are having is finding drivers with enough experience. EagleOne is looking drivers with at least two years behind the wheel, hazmat and oil equipment-hauling experience.
Applicants without a commercial drivers license can head to driving school.
Roadmaster is one of the schools on hand ready to assist and their classes are so packed with future oil field drivers.
Company officials said it’s hard for them to keep up with demand.
“We don't have enough trucks for training. We don’t have enough instructors for training. We're trying to grow as the demand grows," said Kelly Stine, with Roadmaster Driver School.
Since drivers can make anywhere from around $45,000 to nearly six figures, there is another problem: school districts losing potential bus drivers to the oil boom.
“Everybody is short because of this," said Roland Mac, Northside Independent School District bus station manager.
In order to compete, Northside has raised the minimum number of hours for a driver from 20 up to 32 and raised their pay to $11.97 an hour.
The school district even trains the drivers and gets them road-ready.
Mac said there are people who recognize that the kids need to get to school and there is a reward for performing that duty.
“It’s not a bad job,” Mac said. "You would be surprised when kids come up to you three or four years down the line and say, ‘Hey, I remember you, you used to be my bus driver,' and I think that’s rewarding.”