Career Fairs Promote Opportunities In Oil and Gas

DAWSON CREEK – British Columbia?s 2007 oil and gas career information fairs connect job seekers with opportunities and contacts in the industry, Peace River South MLA Blair Lekstrom announced today.

?Our local economy is very strong right now and this job fair provides another opportunity for interested workers to get involved with the oil and gas industry,? said Lekstrom.

The Ministry of Energy, Mines and Petroleum Resources is hosting its fourth year of fairs in communities throughout the province. Over the past three years, the fairs have attracted more than 7,000 job seekers and have resulted in close to 300 of those who completed applications being hired.

The Dawson Creek job fair will be held on October 18th at the Northern Lights College between 2:00 p.m. and 7:00 p.m. Appointments are not necessary and job seekers should bring copies of their résumés.

With a range of companies and college representatives participating, candidates can have their questions about oil and gas employment and training opportunities answered by the experts.

B.C. is leading the country in job growth. More than 11,000 people work in the oil and gas industry in B.C. Streamlined regulations, new royalty programs and promotion of the expertise of B.C.?s service sector have stimulated oil and gas activity and created year-round employment opportunities.

In 2006, provincial revenue directly generated from oil and gas production was more than $1.44 billion of total provincial revenue.