Marcellus Shale Coalition releases report detailing recruitment challenges for companies working in the Marcellus and Utica shale plays

An annual workforce survey from the Marcellus Shale Coalition (MSC) found that in 2012, oil and gas drilling companies working in the Marcellus and Utica shale plays said the "top three challenges in filling positions were in finding qualified talent, as well as the industry competition for qualified talent and a candidate’s willingness to relocate," according to the Observer-Reporter. That year, 96 percent of the individuals hired by MSC companies were from states in the Appalachian Basin – Maryland, New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania and West Virginia. For more, read the full story.

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