Workforce Development

Petrochemical plant constructions slow as pandemic threatens workforce

Apr 7, 2020

Concern about the virus spreading in construction sites, where up to several thousand workers congregate and share facilities, have had immediate consequences and in some cases indefinitely extended timelines.

Petrochemical plants work to assure continuity amid logistic, workforce challenges

Mar 23, 2020

Petrochemical plants have set up emergency response teams and readied special Covid-19 staffing plans while implementing remote working where possible, according to the American Fuel and Petrochemical Manufacturers (AFPM) association.

Northeast petrochemical hub plans draw incentives but also opposition

Mar 10, 2020

Supporters of a new petrochemical hub in the Northeast appear just as determined as those opposing it due to environmental concerns.

Gulf Coast petrochemical industry joins efforts to secure adequate workforce

Feb 12, 2020

Faced with an aging workforce where 40% could retire within a decade, companies have contributed to help make a new $60-million training facility possible.

Downstream companies launch diversity recruiting campaigns

Oct 2, 2019

With nearly half of the downstream industry’s worker base on track to retire by 2035, hundreds of thousands of women and minorities will help fill the ranks through the next decade and beyond.

Calling all Innovators: Downstream Awards Nominations Open

Sep 3, 2019

The Downstream Awards 2019 will be taking place on 19th November in Houston, Texas to bring together the best of the best in the industry. The deadline to nominate is September 6, 2019.

Canada’s petrochemical industry sees tech innovation as labor tightening looms

Aug 7, 2019

Canadian petrochemical companies are seeing technological innovations to cut emissions, increase recyclability of plastics and future benefits from developments in robotics, and artificial intelligence will increasingly find a place in an industry that is...