Employment

Louisiana Oil Industry Recovers From Katrina Devastation

The US oil and gas industry has seen tremendous growth over the past several years, following a period of low oil prices and declining production. And job growth in the sector reflects a robust and growing need to both replace retiring workers and fill new positions. Forbes’ latest rankings of the 15 most valuable college… Keep reading →

San Francisco Career Fair Helps Military Veterans Find Jobs

Energy companies including those operating in various stages of oil and gas development, utilities and other energy-related businesses face an imminent wave of retirements that have many working hard to smooth the transition into a new generation of employees. In additional to science-based fields like geology and engineering, large companies need people to fill financial… Keep reading →

Las Vegas Begins Replacing 6600 Streetlights With LED Fixtures

NIR (Near Infared Technology) Modeler Shell; Port Arthur, TX The NIR Modeler is accountable for maintaining and developing expertise/knowledge in the analytical/process chemistry discipline and use of correlations and models. In addition, they will support reliable operation of the laboratory and process units to meet production (quality), safety, environmental and margin requirements. If interested in… Keep reading →

Oil Boom Shifts The Landscape Of Rural North Dakota

The US oil and gas industry often points opponents to job creation and other economic benefits associated with their business activities. When environmental concerns are raised, highlighting job creation – a somewhat common industry communications strategy – confuses the conversation and fails to address the issue at hand. However, the Washington Post recently challenged the… Keep reading →


In a year rife with strife, the solar power industry in the United States continued to chug along. The nonprofit Solar Foundation reported on Friday that the U.S. industry added 13,872 employees in the year ended in September, a 13.2 percent increase that brought total domestic employment to 119,016.

The period measured in the third annual National Solar Jobs Census was dominated by a fierce debate that pitted hard-hit manufacturers – led by the Oregon-based unit of the German company SolarWorld – who pushed for duties on Chinese crystalline silicon solar PV products from China, against thriving developers, installers and others in the solar supply chain who said such protectionist measures would stifle growth. Keep reading →