Worldwideworker announced that its candidate database reached 100,000 on Sept. 24. "Using the Internet proved to be very popular and has allowed us to very quickly become the most popular place for oil and gas people to register their CV (curriculum vitae). In addition, the database stays current because candidates can update their CV," says Jan Willem Scholten, founder and CEO.
A truly international workforce characterizes the oil and gas industry, perhaps more than any other branch or sector. Projects are spread throughout the world and are often in remote locations or at sea. These projects are designed, built, managed, and operated by highly skilled personnel who view global travel as part of the profession.
"With the current high oil price we see a clear increase in demand for the right engineer or manager to find and produce oil and gas," says Jan Willem Scholten.
Earlier this year Worldwideworker presented and in depth study of the available resources and the hiring practices of the industry. It shows that more oil and gas professionals are getting close to retirement and are becoming scarce.