Concerted effort needed to avert US oil worker shortage

08/16/2004
Officials from oil-producing states saw a slight increase last year in the number of college graduates entering the US oil and gas business, but the pace was not enough to stem what is expected to be a growing tide of retirements within the industry, North Dakota Gov. John Hoeven (R) told the House Subcommittee on Energy and Minerals Resources last month.Helping to avert a looming labor shortage will take a concerted effort by both industry and government, according to some witnesses. But some industry groups told the subcommittee it's an issue industry alone should resolve.Federal role sought"There is a growing shortage of qualified workers in the industry today and that dilemma will...
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