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The Buzz is a monthly newsletter from Workforce Solutions - Employer Service Division and is issued to provide local labor market information that is timely and meaningful to our partners in the Gulf Coast Region.The Buzz is a monthly newsletter from Workforce Solutions - Employer Service Division and is issued to provide local labor market information that is timely and meaningful to our partners in the Gulf Coast Region.

March 2017

Petrochemical Manufacturing
What's Inside
In the Spotlight 
In the Spotlight
Labor Market Information
Labor Market Information
Labor Market Analysis

We know the ins and outs of the local labor market -- from current market conditions that may affect an employer's ability to hire the best talent to policies, programs and government regulations that affect an employer's business. Our team of market analysts can help employers apply this expertise, helping them address specific workforce challenges.
Petroleum & Coal Products Manufacturing
Petroleum & Coal Products Manufacturing
10,050 Estimated Jobs - 
11,730 Projected Jobs
+16.7% Change 
2014 - 2024
Information obtained from the 
Texas Workforce Commission
Fidelity Bonding

Workforce Solutions offers federal fidelity bonding for ex-offender job candidates. Fidelity bonds provide an
indemnification to employers for the loss of money or property caused by a one-time act of dishonesty by employees who are not bondable through normal bonding mechanisms.
Upcoming Events
Ninth Annual Transition 
Youth Hiring Event
9401 Knight Rd, Houston, TX 77045
April 20, 2017 | 9 am - 2:30 pm

First Annual Transition 
Student Job Fair
12321 High Star Rd, 
Houston, TX 77072
April 27, 2017 | 9 am - 12 pm

3rd Annual Veterans & Individuals with Disabilities Business Symposium
50 Waugh Drive, Houston TX 77007
May 24, 2017
To have your upcoming event in the next Buzz 
e-mail us by March 20th
Got Ideas?
Got Ideas?
We want to make The Buzz a meaningful and useful tool for everyone.  Do you have an idea for a new section?  How about an employer that you'd like to have featured?  We welcome your suggestions and your feedback!
Oil & Gas Initiative
Gulf Coast Oil & Gas Initiative
The Gulf Coast Oil & Gas Initiative, managed by the Employer Service Division of Workforce Solutions, is a state-funded program that matches employers with openings to individuals with highly desirable skills, and who can easily transition from the oil and gas industry. 
What makes this program different? From engineers to administrative professionals, IT to chief executives, HR to document control, and every position in between, the Gulf Coast Oil and Gas Initiative has access to the largest pool of candidates in the state of Texas. The average participant has more than 10 years' of experience in their field, a bachelor's degree (or higher), and certifications such as Six Sigma, Project Management and Professional Engineer (PE). 
As an employer in the Gulf Coast region, you don't need to do much to participate. There's no extra paperwork, or long, 
drawn-out process to get involved. All you have to do is ask. 

When was the last time anyone offered you this kind of service just because you asked?
Houston alone accounts for over 42% of the nation's base petrochemical capacity.
Community College Petrochemical Initiative
With the petrochemical industry expected to grow 30% in the next 10 years and 50% of the industry's workers retiring in the next few years, petrochemical companies need to build their workforce now.  The Gulf Coast Region is not only home to 13 of the industry's largest companies, but also the home base for the Community College Petrochemical Initiative which serves to provide skills training for the region's businesses and industries.

People who work in the petrochemical industry may be responsible for keeping a manufacturing plant running efficiently, designing new ways to use petrochemicals, maintaining high-tech equipment, managing safety programs, negotiating deals with suppliers and vendors, refining processes, or solving problems in a team environment.  Regardless of the role, the petrochemical industry needs people who are detail-oriented, reliable, and safety conscious.  Industry hiring managers report that they also look for someone who can pass random drug screenings, pass a background check upon hire, show up on time, and work well in a team. They want employees to be able to follow instructions, speak and understand English well enough to communicate with co-workers and managers, and understand how to solve problems.

Workforce Solutions has a prime opportunity to introduce young adults to this key industry, match skilled talent to current openings with petrochemical companies, and help job seekers discover the growth opportunities within the petrochemical industry.  Interested candidates should visit, It provides information on the types of jobs available within the industry, employers that are currently hiring, and training & education options.  
For a list of Petrochemical jobs currently listed in WorkInTexas
Got a Candidate?
**Hot Jobs** 
These Employers are Hiring!
Bartlett Cocke Bartlett Cocke Operations Inc. is hiring a superintendent with at least five years of experience in petrochemical construction. The qualified candidate will be responsible for coordinating and facilitating all weekly project coordination meetings and coordinating all subcontractor activities. 
Wesco Wesco Distribution Inc. is hiring an outside sales representative with at least five years of experience selling industrial equipment. The qualified candidate will promote products and technologies to current and potential customers and also work closely with suppliers and manufacturer representatives to increase sales. 
Covestro Covestro LLC. is hiring a process control systems engineer to support day-to-day production from a control system engineering perspective (24/7 on call support or coordination), particularly during unit start-up, shutdowns and product changeovers. 
Talent Pool
Top Five Occupations with Available Job Seekers In
Find job candidates for the petrochemical manufacturing companies with the most jobs by occupation and location.
Oil & Gas Job Seeker Composite
Oil & Gas Job Seeker Composite
Did you know that there are currently 
hundreds of active job-candidates in identified as having been displaced from the oil & gas industry with an average of 10 years of experience? 
Where else can you find a talent pool like that? NOWHERE!
View the Oil & Gas Job Candidate Composite to see candidates with active profiles. 
Need to pull information for job candidates in a particular industry or location? Contact our Market Analysis Group for more information about the Job Candidate Composite report.
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