The reality: Experience in areas where fracking has been widespread tells us that any jobs will be:
few: the gas companies will use imported staff for skilled positions and only employ local people for low-grade labouring etc.;
short-lived : most of the jobs only last for the construction of the wells – the production phase only requires very few workers;
low-paid: in Pennsylvania household poverty actually increased with the arrival of the fracking industry – wages were so low that employees needed food stamps and government cash handouts to feed their families;
dangerous: workers deal with highly hazardous chemicals and neither they nor their immediate bosses know what these are;
outweighed by the thousands of jobs and small business livelihoods in agriculture, food production and tourism which are threatened by the polluting effects of fracking.