Professional help wanted
Pa. (AP) - Companies operating in the Marcellus and Utica shales say it's been
a challenge to fill openings in engineering, geology, environmental health and
other professional fields.
Marcellus Shale Coalition, a gas drilling-industry trade group, released a
workforce survey Wednesday of more than 100 of its members. The
survey indicates that about half of the industry's new hires in 2012 were
equipment operators or work in operations and maintenance. Companies
say professional and management jobs are the most difficult to fill. The
companies that took part in the survey say they plan to add 4,000 jobs in 2013.