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Oil and Gas Hiring Set to Increase, Candidates Choosier
Monday, July 21, 2014 Half of hiring managers in the energy industry plan to hire more professionals in the next 6 months as compared to the first half of the year, according to a semi-annual hiring survey from Rigzone.

Target Logistics: Maximizing Worker Retention and Performance
Thursday, July 17, 2014 Using a holistic approach to providing workforce lodging results in higher recruitment, performance and retention of oil and gas workers.

Kemp: Peak Petroleum Engineer? Or Still Time To Join The Boom?
Thursday, July 17, 2014 Petroleum engineers are among the best paid professionals in the US. Only chief executives and some specialist doctors earned more last year, according to federal government pay data.

Chevron To Cut 225 Jobs In North Sea Oil Operations
Wednesday, July 16, 2014 Chevron will cut about 225 jobs in its North Sea oil operations after reviewing its business in the region where high costs have undermined some field developments.

Aker Acts to Find Work for more than 200 Employees amid Slowdown
Monday, July 07, 2014 Aker is trying to find roles for more than 200 of its employees amid a slowdown in the country's offshore maintenance and modifications market.

Onshore Shetland: BP's Sullom Voe Recruitment Drive
Friday, July 04, 2014 Rigzone talks to BP about its recruitment drive to find additional workers as it expands its Sullom Voe oil terminal, including an offshore solution to an onshore staffing problem.

Oil & Gas UK Launches 8th Annual Awards
Tuesday, July 01, 2014 UK trade organization Oil & Gas UK opens nominations for its eight annual awards.

The EU's Best Universities for an Oil Career
Monday, June 30, 2014 Rigzone takes a look at seven EU universities that offer degree courses designed to help young people achieve a career in the oil and gas sector.

Norway Labor Union SAFE Approves Wage Deal, Averts Oil Strike
Thursday, June 26, 2014 SAFE agrees a wage deal with offshore oil producers, averting a strike at several ExxonMobil fields which would have cut output.

Applications to MOL's Graduate Program Soar
Thursday, June 26, 2014 Hungary's MOL sees a 50% increase in applications to its 2014 Growww graduate recruitment program.

Houston, A Bright Spot In US Economy, Frets About Labor Shortage
Monday, June 23, 2014 Houston is growing so fast that business leaders fear running out of skilled labor as billions are spent building new energy infrastructure on the Gulf Coast.

Apprenticeships Gain Momentum in Upstream Oil, Gas Sector
Friday, June 20, 2014 Apprenticeship programs produce highly skilled workers to meet the demands of oil and gas employers, according to a white paper.

Norway's Oil Industry In Talks To Avert Strike By Onshore Workers
Thursday, June 19, 2014 Norway's oil industry starts wage talks with the country's main union of onshore energy workers who have threatened to strike if there is no deal.

MOL Opens Middle East Regional Office in Erbil
Wednesday, June 18, 2014 MOL moves Middle East and Africa regional office to Erbil in a vote of confidence in the political stability of the Kurdistan region of Iraq.

EnerMech to Boost Australian Headcount with 150 New Employees
Monday, June 09, 2014 Oil and gas services group EnerMech plans to add 150 employees to its Australian operation during the next two years.

PETRONAS Widens Talent Search, Offers Overseas Graduates Sponsorships
Friday, June 06, 2014 PETRONAS widens the search for global talent by sponsoring overseas graduates to enroll at its Universiti Teknologi Petronas and providing them employment upon graduation.

Norwegian Oil Dispute Set For Mediation After Wage Talks Break Down
Wednesday, June 04, 2014 Wage talks between oil companies and the largest union representing land-based oil workers in Norway have broken down and are heading to state-appointed mediation, the Norwegian Oil and Gas Association says.

Study: Removing Export Ban on Crude Will Create Jobs, But Opposition Strong
Wednesday, June 04, 2014 Lifting the ban on crude exports will pump up the economy, but some legislators and public oppose the move.

Total Suspends Work On Alberta Joslyn Oil Sands Mine, Cites Cost
Thursday, May 29, 2014 Total is suspending design and engineering work on its $10.15B Joslyn oil sands mine and laying off up to 150 Canadian staff by the end of the year as it looks to reduce costs at the project.

UK Shale Gas: How Many Jobs and How Soon?
Thursday, May 29, 2014 Rigzone takes a look at how many jobs could be created by a UK shale gas industry.

Norway's Oil Rig Workers Reach Wage Deal, Strike Threat Averted
Wednesday, May 28, 2014 Workers operating oil rigs off Norway reached a deal in wage talks with employers to avert a strike after similar negotiations with other oil sector workers broke down in recent weeks.

Roustabouts Still in Great Demand in 2014
Monday, May 26, 2014 Demand for roustabouts in the oil and gas industry remains as strong as ever, a training school official tells Rigzone.