Chemistry employment recovers slowly, could benefit from shale

11/7/2011 | Chemical & Engineering News

Unemployment figures for chemists and chemical engineers show that recovery has been slow, even as the industry has outperformed the general economy. Petrochemical spending spurred by shale natural gas could help accelerate job gains. Dow Chemical, for example, has "seen a significant increase in hiring this year compared to 2010," with the gains coming mostly in chemical engineering, according to Jennifer Frame, Dow's director of workforce planning.

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