OPEC Boosts 2012 Demand Estimate – Good News for Job Seekers

December 21st, 2011

As the Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) ups its 2012 estimate for the demand for crude oil worldwide for a second month in a row, this is positive news for the thousands of energy and IT engineers seeking work in the coming year. Supply for crude oil and associated oil and petroleum based products is expected to supply both American and foreign need for more staff to handle the complex processes needed to produce consumer products. However, this may not be great news for some in the manufacturing and transportation sectors – two industries hit hard by the economic recession.

The OPEC forecast was recently the topic of a Bloomberg Report, that stated, “OPEC will need to produce 30.1 million barrels a day to balance global crude supply and demand”, according to the group’s secretariat. “That’s up 100,000 barrels a day from its forecast last month. OPEC cut its global demand forecast for 2012.” OPEC officials further went on to say, “Economic turbulence is shaking oil demand as the slowdown hits manufacturing activities worldwide.” We can only hope that the interest of developing less expensive, more plentiful energy sources leads to more jobs for millions of deserving workers around the globe.

For engineers and IT professionals, the career outlook is positive, in light of President Obama’s recent American Jobs Act speech  that put the focus on creating more jobs by making improvements to the educational system to produce more skilled engineers and IT workers over the coming decade. America has yet to catch up to other developed nations, like China and India, in terms of the number of engineers and IT professionals available, but this initiative will encourage those looking for new career opportunities to consider engineering as a viable option.

We need technology to continue growing if we are to stimulate the economy, so OPEC’s projections confirm that the demand for qualified workers is critical for long term growth and to keep up with industry demands. According to OPEC, “Oil demand will average 88.9 million barrels a day next year, about 100,000 barrels less than its previous forecast, as demand growth in China and India slows, it said. Consumption will average 87.8 million barrels in 2012.” While America struggles to find alternative forms of energy, it’s clear our love affair with gas-powered vehicles and equipment will continue to create jobs in the New Year.

Looking for an engineering, IT or other energy related job for 2012? Consider working with the career experts at Stark Talent for great opportunities!


With hiring in the oil industry heating up, how can a staffing agency help you get the best job out there?

July 29th, 2011

Looking for work in the growing oil industry? Whether you are a new college graduate or career-changer seeking employment opportunities in the exciting field of energy, you will be pleased to note that oil jobs are readily available to qualified candidates through staffing agencies like Stark Talent. Make sure you position yourself for excellent opportunities in one of the highest demand industries in the world.

Oil and other energy industry jobs are increasing in many areas of the United States and abroad. A recent oil industry report conducted by the well-known OilCareers.com in association with Air Energi indicated there will be a major increase in career opportunities in the oil and natural gas industries in the next five to ten years. Many of these jobs will be on United States territory, while there will be opportunities to work abroad. This is positive news for those who have been affected by job shortages in other industries.

The best course of action for job candidates who are actively seeking work in the oil, natural gas and other energy industries is to register with a quality staffing agency first. Stark Talent has plenty of resources and tools to help you do this with ease, and we have been working with oil and natural gas companies for many years. We can open up the doors to new opportunities not seen elsewhere, and you will have the best chance of being invited to an interview for a new assignment by being registered here.

A staffing agency can help you get prepared for job interviews and skill tests with the biggest oil and natural gas companies in the nation. When you take the time to register for a job with Stark Talent, you will be able to find out what you need to know to be successful when interviewing with energy companies. Because our staffing agents will be screening you ahead of time, you’ll be able to be placed on assignments immediately vs. having to wait for weeks for your background and career history to be checked.

Additionally, as a registered employee with Stark Talent you will have access to on-time payroll, benefits and candidate resources that other candidates wont have. You’ll be ready when the best companies call you for work.

For more information about becoming registered for work with Stark Talent, please be sure to visit our candidate resource center today.