NES Global Talent, the technical manpower specialist, announced Tuesday the opening of the company’s first office in New Orleans, Louisiana.
The office is strategically located in the center of Louisiana’s booming oil and gas industry and close to several major projects – all of which will require a significant and growing need for skilled workers short and long-term.
Dane Groeneveld, Regional Director – North America at NES Global Talent, said: “New Orleans represents a key strategic growth opportunity for us, both in terms of the increased hiring needs we’re seeing from our current clients, as well as the strong onshore and offshore job growth projected for the next several years. Louisiana is at the heart of the oil and gas industry – one of the nation’s top producers of oil and gas, more than 125,000 miles of pipeline and second highest petroleum refining capacity in the United States – and we look forward to building long-term relationships here.”
NES Global Talent’s office will be located in the New Orleans Central Business District at Place St. Charles. It will be locally managed by Andrew Poteet, a Lousiana native, who was previously based in NES Global Talent’s Houston office. NES Global Talent will transfer another recruitment specialist from Houston to join the New Orleans office in January, and will make further hires throughout 2014.
According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, Louisiana added 1,110 energy sector jobs during the second quarter of 2013 – the strongest quarter for energy job growth in three years. Overall, the oil and gas industry supports more than 400,000 jobs – or more than one-third of Louisiana’s economy.
Carolyn Stewart, Regional Business Development Manager – North America at NES Global Talent, said: “While we’ve long served the New Orleans market, we’re looking forward to having a physical presence to keep pace with the area’s growing hiring demands. We are especially excited about the opportunity New Orleans provides to push further into the field service and fabrication yards along the Louisiana gulf coast, expanding our range of service offerings and furthering our ability to meet client hiring needs from the cradle to grave.”
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