Tuesday, December 11, 2012

Marcellus Activities Resulting In Strong Employment, Wage Growth In W.Va.

WorkForce West Virginia has issued a new report on "The Influence of the Marcellus Shale on Employment and Wages in West Virginia."  Among the report's findings are:

Establishments engaged in the construction of oil and gas pipelines, mains, refineries, and storage tanks have shown significant increases over the past four years. Employment in this sector stood at 1,276 in 2008 and in 2011 had grown by more than 50 percent to a level of 1,920. Wages during this period grew by approximately 18.9 percent from an average of $60,329 in 2008 to $71,723 in 2011.

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News Article:
Report: W.Va. Sees Shale Job Growth
Industry leaders point to Wheeling as hub of activity

The Intelligencer/Wheeling News-Register, Dec.6, 2012