Labour shortage in energy to worsen
May 29, 2012 at 1:25 pm in Business, News by tyler.king
A report says an ongoing labour shortage in Canada’s energy sector will increase.
The Petroleum Human Resources Council of Canada says the industry will have to fill at least 95-hundred new jobs by 2015.
“At a more granular level, we’re seeing high demand for – and reduced supply of – skilled workers in specific occupations, many of which are unique to the oil and gas industry,” said executive director Cheryl Knight. “Retirements are the greatest cause of this growing – and alarming – skill and experience gap. The technical capabilities and knowledge of retiring, experienced workers are just not easily replaced by new entrants.”
Published May 29, 2012