The Marcellus Shale Coalition (MSC) released the results of its annual workforce survey The findings – based on 2013 data – were provided by a large majority of MSC member companies, representing nearly 95% of Pennsylvania's shale production.
Key survey highlights include:
26.5 percent of new hires work in engineering and construction, 23 percent of new hires work in equipment operations; 15.2 percent in operations and maintenance, 8 percent in administration, 7 percent in land and 5 percent in environmental, health & safety;
83 percent of new hires came from Marcellus Shale [Pa., Oh., W.Va., N.Y., Md.] states;
Positions most difficult to fill;
Workforce diversity; and
Recruitment methods and challenges, including educational and professional training needs.
According to the survey data, MSC member companies expect to hire more than 2,000 new employees in 2014. The survey also indicates that the majority of new hires are in three sub-sectors and are weighted more so in southwestern Pennsylvania: engineering and construction; midstream and pipeline; and operations and maintenance.
(July 29, 2014)
Pennsylvania Department of Labor & Industry's Marcellus Shale Fast Facts -July 2014 Edition
Energy sector job growth outpaces national average-by Pittsburgh Business Times (February 24, 2014)
Marcellus Shale gas growing faster than expected-by the Associated Press (The Wall Street Journal, 10/22/13)
NACE's September 2013 Salary Survey--mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction was far and away the top-paying industry for Class of 2013 graduates who earned bachelor's degrees.
Natural Gas Vehicles are Coming to Pennyslvania News Article by Matt Henderson (Harrisburg Patriot News)
ShaleNET pre-employment training. ShaleNET’s primary goal is to link talent to opportunity, by effectively training local people and placing them into jobs that can lead to successful careers in the natural gas industry.
Shale Training & Education Center (ShaleTEC) is a collaboration between Pennsylvania College of Technology and Penn State Extension established to serve as the central resource for workforce development and education needs of the community and the oil and natural gas industry.
Pennsylvania Statewide Marcellus Shale Workforce Needs Assessment (Summer 2011) Conducted by ShaleTEC
Economic Impacts of the Marcellus Shale in Pennsylvania (August 2011) Conducted by ShaleTEC
Pennsylvania’s Department of Environmental Protection’s Office of Oil and Gas Management
Range Resource's Horizontal Drilling Video.