Falling oil prices and job losses could be good for recruiters
Falling oil prices and consequent job losses in the oil & gas sector could lead to a “glut” of highly qualified workers becoming available, which might be good news for recruiters struggling to fill certain roles.
Oregon Nurtures Female Construction Workers More Than Other States
A new report from the Institute for Women’s Policy Research and Jobs for the Future highlights Oregon’s efforts to improve gender diversity in the highway construction trades while noting that few other states use federal dollars to attract and prepare more women for careers in the heavy highway construction workforce.
With oil trading below US$60, provinces brace for impact of global oil price shock
When provincial finance ministers meet Monday with their federal counterpart, routine gripes over equalization payments and pension reform will be pushed back by a much bigger concern — plunging global oil prices and the impact on Canada, particularly in the oil patch. READ MORE!!
STEM postdoc researchers are highly trained, but for what?
The STEM fields of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics supposedly suffer from a shortage of graduates. Conventional wisdom says there’s no one for employers to hire for science and engineering jobs. READ MORE!!
Canada rail safety jobs vacant as budget cuts bite
Budget cuts have left safety-related engineering positions vacant in the Canadian agency responsible for overseeing shipments of dangerous goods, government records show, fuelling worries about trains moving oil across the country.
Welders Earning $100 an Hour Hindering U.S. Chemical Boom
John Floren’s plans to dismantle two petrochemical plants in Chile and rebuild them in Louisiana didn’t include paying welders and pipe fitters more than $100 a hour, almost 20 percent more than expected.
Global oil prices slide, rout undeterred by U.S. jobs data
Global oil prices slid further on Friday, with Brent on track for the first weekly close below $70 a barrel since 2010, as strong U.S. employment data did little to lift the oil market's bearish mood a day after Saudi Arabia cut official selling prices. READ MORE!!
Construction unemployment moving closer to pre-meltdown rates
Here’s some good employment news for one of the recession’s hardest hit groups: The jobless rate for construction workers is getting closer to pre-meltdown levels, according to government data released Friday.
Plan to add engineering degrees at three UW campuses meets resistance from Madison, Platteville
Three University of Wisconsin System campuses in northwest Wisconsin want to open a cooperative engineering program, arguing their region needs more engineers and their schools should meet those needs with a pipeline of job-ready graduates.... READ MORE!!
There was an increase of +11% in the number of construction and skilled trade jobs across Germany in the 12 months to October 2014, according to the Adecco Job Index. - See more at: http://www.staffingindustry.com/eng/Research-Publications/Daily-News/Germany-Strong-demand-for-skilled-workers-32257#sthash.2AQatIx1.dpuf
Whatever your feelings about it, there's no doubt that the Keystone XL is an ambitious construction project: A 1,179-mile pipeline that will travel from Canada through Montana and South Dakota to Nebraska.
Study says California solar boom makes the state a national leader, prepares new generation of workers
Strong statewide and federal clean-energy policies have positioned California as the nation’s solar energy leader in terms of generating new, well-paying construction and permanent jobs while working to curb climate change, according to a new report by UC Berkeley.
According to the US Energy Information Administration (EIA), Texas added more than 19 000 new private sector jobs in oil and natural gas production in 2013, almost six times the number added in New Mexico, the highest state for oil and natural gas production jobs added last year.
Community College Skilled Trades Equipment Program makes funds available for job training
The Community College Skilled Trades Equipment Program, approved by the Michigan Strategic Fund, will give Michigan community colleges access to $50 million to provide job training in high-wage, high and middle skill, and high-demand occupations. READ MORE!!
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