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Oil & Gas - Q3 Job Index

Posted By Jim Fearon, Vice President, on Friday, Oct 25, 2013

Our Hays Q3 Job Index for 2013 is now available. Results from the Index for North America reveal that the pace of job creation and availability in the 3rd Quarter of 2013 has been highly variable dependent on the region and the skill area. In North America, a large percentage of US operators have experienced considerable change adjusting their asset portfolio towards domestic production. In Canada the recruitment market is continuing to be very stable even though there is an industry wide reduction in new projects as oil companies are tending to focus on development of existing properties rather than investing in new exploration.

Strategies for coping with impending labour shortages include attracting workers from outside traditional North American Oil & Gas hubs and recruiting internationally for some skill sets. 

Highly qualified experienced professionals continue to be in demand throughout North America, with some areas now beginning to experience significant shortages. These include Engineers associated with enhanced oil production and recovery, development geoscientists and technical professionals working for all manufacturing and services companies.

Hays Oil & Gas Job Index - Year by Year Comparison




The Hays Oil & Gas Global Job Index is a quarterly publication featuring commentary on the oil and gas employment market. It provides an insight into fluctuating job numbers, as well as local events which affect employment demand making it a unique and informative resource for the industry professionals.

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