The 5 Best States in the U.S. for Pipefitters


According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), between 2012 and 2022, the general demand for pipefitters in all states will grow by 21 percent. This is a faster than average growth rate than that for other industries and means that more than 82,000 new pipefitters will be needed in the U.S. by 2022.
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Uncovering the 360° Benefit to Oil & Gas Training


Training is an essential component to any company’s safety plan, but it is especially important in a high-risk industry, such as oil and gas. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics’ 2013 Census of Fatal Occupational Injuries Summary, the fatality rate for workers in the oil and gas industry is six times more than all other jobs, reinforcing the need for effective training and educational programs for frontline workers. While it is imperative that the entire company hierarchy has an appropriate understanding of potential hazards and how to safely utilize onsite equipment, it’s when a training program is used as a tool for company growth and a method to prevent loss of life that it truly displays a 360 degree benefit.
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State of the Industry – Jobs


There are still no clear answers how the market will play out for 2015 for both field service and professionals in engineering and geoscience, but some expected reactions are coming exactly as expected. The overall decline for field service workers has declined nearly 45% over the last three months and needs for engineering, geoscience and technical professionals for service and operating companies as declined over 38% in that same period of time.
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