La.'s industrial construction boom creates need for 86,000 workers by 2016

09/17/2013 | Advocate (Baton Rouge, La.), The

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Numerous petrochemical and chemical plant projects are being planned for or are under construction in Louisiana. This has created a demand for skilled workers, but there aren't enough of them, according to this article. The state will need about 86,300 industrial construction workers by 2016, and because similar projects are underway in other parts of the country, "we will have to fill a gap over a longer period of time," says Jorge Tarajano, president and CEO of industrial contractor Pala Group. The state is looking into ways to train a new workforce.

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