Consultant sees surplus of oil, gas workers in 5 years

04/02/2007
Despite current emphasis on “talent gaps” within the petroleum industry due to the loss of experienced older workers, global labor trends indicate an adequate-or even excess-supply of entry-level workers over the next 5 years, said Bob Orr, Houston-based director of oil and gas consulting practice for Mercer Management Consulting Inc.Energy companies participating in a recent survey by MMC said they anticipate shortages across all critical occupational groups. However, according to other sources uncovered by MMC, the entry rate of new workers in petroleum engineering and geoscientist occupations will just keep pace with retirement losses and increased demand for employees in t...
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