Colonial CEO describes workforce recruitment, retention challenges

11/19/2007
The nation’s largest oil products pipeline system faces the impending retirement of a quarter of its workforce and competition from other industries for new employees as it prepares a large expansion of operations, its chief executive told a US Senate committee on Nov. 6.Oil and gas industry consolidation sharply reduced employment by more than 500,000 jobs from 1982 through 2000, Colonial Pipeline Co. President and CEO Norm Szydlowski told the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee during a hearing on energy industry employment.“While Colonial’s employment remained relatively stable during those years, we have had to deal with the same shrinking pool of candidate...
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