What a new school means for oil workers in the Midland area

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Primrose schools open in Midland

MIDLAND, Texas (Nexstar) – With the booming oil industry more and more people are seeking employment in the Permian Basin. However, with a thriving economy comes growing pains. 

Michael McLaughlin, Owner of the School, says “Midland and Odessa have struggled to keep up with the infrastructure while the economy has been growing at a very rapid rate.”

The owner of the school adding that he has had his eye on West Texas for a while. 

McLaughlin saying ”we, along with Primrose, have recognized the need for high quality early education and childcare in this market long ago.”

For Tim Waldsmith the benefits of the new childcare center go beyond the walls of Primrose.

The VP of  Primrose on Premise saying “the attraction of top tallent and most importantly the retention of top talent”

Waldsmith says having the center across from the four major oil companies has already made it such a big success.

“This was just naturally a great fit, especially with the four great companies here,” says Waldsmith.

According to McLaughlin the school is already having some success. “The capacity is 242 children and right now the reservation total 222.”

Lou Ann McLaughlin says seeing the kids enjoy Primrose has made it all worth it. “Just seeing the childrens faces. There so excited to be here. I mean we have so many of them crying not wanting to go home, even the first week so thats been great.”

A Chevron employee, and new mom, says having her son close by puts her mind at ease about going back to work.

“I can be present  for everything and talk about being blessed,” says Catie Matthews. 

This article was taken from BigCountryHomepage’s sister staion in Midland, Texas.

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