Petroleum Human Resources Council

Petroleum Human Resources Council

May 01, 2012 10:00 ET

Petroleum Human Resources Council Launches Job Board on Careersinoilandgas.com

Connecting job seekers to major oil and gas employers in Canada

CALGARY, ALBERTA--(Marketwire - May 1, 2012) - Since 2007, the Petroleum Human Resources Council (Petroleum HR Council) has grown the Careers in Oil + Gas website into a leading platform for information on career options and the world of work in the Canadian petroleum industry. Thanks to funding from the Government of Alberta, the Petroleum HR Council recently launched a new job board on Careers in Oil + Gas, helping people access direct employment opportunities in one of Canada's most important industries.

The launch of the job board provides job seekers with a complete experience by complementing existing career information, tools and resources that are available on the site. Job seekers will also find the integration of social media useful in their job search quest, making it easy to find and share oil and gas jobs, news and events via Facebook and Twitter.

The new Careers in Oil + Gas job board allows job seekers to:

The site also profiles Featured Employers from various sectors of the oil and gas industry:

The Oil and Gas Industry Needs Workers

The addition of a job board comes at a critical time for an industry facing labour and skill shortages. The Council recently announced findings from a major Labour Market Information (LMI) report - Oil Sands Labour Market Outlook to 2021, stating that the the oil sands sector may need to hire 116 per cent of its current employment levels between now and 2021.Cheryl Knight, CEO and Executive Director for the Council says, "The industry is actively looking to hire workers to meet the industry's labour force needs. It's a great time for job seekers to enter the oil and gas industry. For example, oil sands in-demand jobs require skilled workers such as operators, trade workers and engineers to fill the gap due to retiring workers, growth and expansion of the industry. Through our new job board, job seekers will have access to many career opportunities available in the industry."

For more information on setting up a Job Seeker account, or to post jobs, please visit: www.careersinoilandgas.com, or our Facebook and Twitter pages.

The Petroleum HR Council collaborates with partners to develop strategies, solutions, products and services that help industry develop a sustainable, skilled and productive oil and gas workforce. The Petroleum HR Council is funded in part by the Government of Canada's Sector Council Program.

For information on Job Board and Labour Market Information products and services, please contact Tara Prudhomme.

For media inquiries, please contact Jolene Varndell.

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