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October 22, 2014

Oil and Gas Industry Finding Talent with Military Veterans

Rigzone reports that “as many as 120,000 new oil and gas workers worldwide will be needed over the next decade as the industry’s senior-most workers head toward retirement, according to a Sept. 5, 2013 story in the Telegraph. For oil and gas companies faced with the daunting task of finding all the high-quality workers needed to fill the void created by those departing workers, turning to military veterans could be one of the best moves they can make, according to the team at Orion International, a major military veteran search firm that focuses on finding the best available talent for their clients.”

“There is certainly a large pool of talented workers with invaluable experience and diverse backgrounds available to work in the oil and gas industry, David Coe, Orion’s vice president of Strategic Programs, told Rigzone.”

“‘Each calendar year, about 180,000 to 200,000 people leave active military service in the United States and transition out into the civilian workforce,’ Coe said. ‘There is a real diversity of talent from the various branches of the Armed Forces to choose from.'”

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