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Labor Shortage Effects on the Energy Industry

For years the United States focused on locating crude oil, now that it’s been found the oil and gas industry is struggling to find enough labor to pump it.  This is a problem that they should have seen coming.  The baby boomers have been sustaining the industry and now that they are retiring in droves […]

Growing Oil & Gas Industry Leads to Growing Safety Concerns

There is no denying that the oil and gas industry is booming.  States like North Dakota, Texas and Wyoming are seeing a huge surge in oil-related jobs and economy boosts.  However, with this boom the industry is seeing higher than ever injuries and deaths.  The Bureau of Labor Statistics reported 138 deaths in the oil […]

Skills Shortage a Critical Issue in Oil & Gas Industry

Ask any executives working at U.S. energy companies what their biggest concern is for 2014 and most will tell you finding skilled workers.  The new, abundant supply of shale oil has put U.S. companies in a struggle to find skilled labor and thus putting their $100 billion in planned petroleum projects at risk. Skills Shortage […]