Calls Made for Oil, Gas Worker Discrimination Investigation

Calls Made for Oil, Gas Worker Discrimination Investigation
Calls for an investigation into discrimination against former oil and gas workers looking to find work in other sectors have been made, the BBC reports.

Calls for an investigation into discrimination against former oil and gas workers looking to find work in other sectors have been made, the BBC reported Monday.

Aberdeenshire East Member of Scottish Parliament (MSP) Gillian Martin has written to UK Employment Minister Damian Hinds asking for an examination into how widespread this trend has become, after stating that she has seen documentary evidence of some level of discrimination, according to the BBC.

"Many people who have lost their jobs in the oil and gas sector have been trying to find employment in other sectors of the economy,” Martin was reported as saying by the BBC.

"Examples suggest that companies are discriminating against these workers, regardless of their skills, based only on their past involvement in the oil and gas industry,” she added.



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Ahmer Memon | Feb. 17, 2017
Surely there is an open bias in local market here in Alberta when they comment, you guys are not loyal with us, you are just a phone call away and will quit once oil re-bounce etc.

J. Villa (Scandinavia) | Feb. 17, 2017
Have been applying for Operations Management jobs in the Wind Power industry for 5 months now. I had suspected that my background in oil & gas was an issue to be offered an interview, but thought I was being a bit paranoid. This articles my thoughts. unfortunately, there are a lot of very bright and competent people that really want to make a career change and stay in industries like Wind for the long haul. Wind companies are missing out on a lot of talent that has already done and managed projects similar to the ones they encompass.

Neil G | Feb. 17, 2017
I agree, I was out of work for 21 months I applied for positions in Orlando, FL from warehouse manager to a bagger at the local Publix grocery store. None of them had the courtesy to even call me back.

Dejan Smaic | Feb. 13, 2017
We here in teh USA are experiencing the same discrimination, usually due to past higher salaries in the O&G sector.


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