April 2014, Vol. 241 No. 4


Preparing For The Next Big Labor Squeeze

Editor’s note: This is the last in a three-part series about the changing face of the oil and gas industry. It looks ahead at the industry’s need to rethink labor models and business approaches, including the use of union workers to attract enough construction employees as projects ramp up. Industry experts and company leaders alike have been talking about the looming construction labor shortages for years now. The Great Recession has exacerbated this concern due to the thousands of workers that have left the construction industry. Today, the depleted skills and knowledge pool has left contractors across the nation and abroad scrambling for skilled workers to buil

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