MSC Released its Annual Year End Workforce Survey

Last week the MSC released its second Annual Workforce Survey which compiles data from companies all across the industry throughout the year. It takes about a year to analyze that data and organize it into the annual report. This survey represents the findings from 2013 data.

Hiring Trends

A breakdown of all marcellus new hires in 2013.


These graphs are all based off the hiring tendencies from 2013 but the survey did include an estimate of a possible 2,000 new employees into Marcellus companies throughout 2014. So far the majority of the 2014 hires have fallen into three sub-sectors, engineering and construction; midstream and pipeline; and operations and maintenance. The change in hiring for 2014 is estimated to come from the pipeline industry, as more and more projects start up in Pennsylvania.

In the last few years companies and organizations within the industry started to make a push for more oil and gas education and employee recruiting as ways to build a Pennsylvania based workforce. Companies in this industry want to hire from within the state and are making an effort to ensure that the applicant pool is ready, willing and close to home. The 2013 data DID show an increase in local hires within the Marcellus Shale and the Utica Shale, especially in Pennsylvania. 

A good portion of the MSC’s survey focuses on recruiting and education. They even include a section that points out which positions companies have difficulties filling.

The most difficult positions to fill according to Marcellus Shale managers.
The most difficult positions to fill according to Marcellus Shale managers.







The types of degree programs needed to accommodate the growing industry according to companies.

The survey points to the continued growth within the Marcellus Shale and verifies the many positive impacts that shale development can have for communities and individuals. This type of annual report also points to places were improvements can be made across the industry to better serve our communities with continued opportunity and growth.

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Maria Turconi

Maria Turconi was born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. She is currently pursuing a BA in Public Relations from Penn State University. Maria currently works as an Intern in External Affairs for Cabot Oil & Gas Corporation where her responsibilities include writing for Cabot's social media, scheduling content and event planning.

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