The biggest industrial construction boom in Louisiana history, and maybe one of the largest booms in US history.
(PRWEB) April 09, 2015
The US is “blessed with the biggest industrial construction boom in Louisiana history, and maybe one of the largest booms in US history” – Curt Eysink, Louisiana Workforce Commission.
The huge boom is pushing market players to think twice about their recruiting strategy. With major contractors competing for a shrinking industrial craft workforce, attracting and retaining adequately skilled staff means more than just paying wages. If the company’s ability to profit from the boom is defined by the availability and quality of its workers, the future market share is at stake if the talent pool continues to decline. As Jim Hanna from Fluor puts it; “The more sophisticated owners and contractors are those that are willing to make the investment.”
Not only the contractors like Fluor and Jacobs, but also petrochemical companies like Sasol, Shell, Ineos and BASF have chosen to invest in college programs. Gain insight into successful partnerships and investment strategies at the Petrochemical Workforce Development Conference (April 28-29, Houston) through joint presentations from educators like San Jacinto College, Houston Community College, Lee College and leading petrochemical and contractor companies.
This event has been organized to focus on the core HR issues for industry, such as developing craft labor, recruiting millennials and forecasting future shortages and challenges. Key sessions include Jeff Gill from Sasol presenting and sharing footage of their construction site and a panel of sophomore students from Houston’s Energy Institute High School speaking about their industry-led curriculum.
The Petrochemical Workforce Development Conference is organised by Petrochemical Update. For all information on speakers, sessions, 150+ attendees and how to register visit the website here:
Please contact event director Jessica Allen:
Email: Jessica(at)petchemupdate(dot)com |Phone: +44 (0) 207 422 4314|Freephone US: 1800 814 3459 ext. 4314