Oil patch expected to ramp up hiring #oil

7 Jan 2014
National Post – (Latest Edition)
By Yadullah Hussain

Oil patch expected to ramp up hiring

Salary expectations tempered

Canadian oil and gas companies are gearing up to recruit actively this year after hiring in the sector fell below expectations in 2013.

Of 80 Canadian oil and gas employers surveyed by recruitment specialists Hays Canada, 23% saw a decrease in permanent headcount in 2013, as project cancellations and low commodity prices compelled many companies to go back to the drawing board and defer hiring plans.

“It wasn’t a bad or negative year, but it didn’t happen as people expected it to happen,” said Jim Fearon, vicepresident Western Canada at Hays. “We think 2014 is positioned to be a very busy year — you will see a bit of catch up from the lag of last year.”


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