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The latest Australian Geoscientist Unemployment Survey recorded the highest levels of geoscientist unemployment and underemployment since the survey series commenced.

Australian geoscientist unemployment in the September quarter of 2015 was 15.5% nationally, up slightly from the June quarter result of 15.2%. The underemployment rate was 21.2%, a significant increase on the 19.9% recorded in June. More than one third of underemployed geoscientists were unable to secure more than 10% of their desired workload.

Australian geoscientists have endured 12 months without any ... More →
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In order to address shortfalls in the skilled workforce, NGWA and several other organizations are joining an effort to encourage reauthorization of the Carl D. Perkins Act, which would provide reforms to career and technical education programs.

H.R. 5587, the Strengthening Career and Technical Education for the 21st Century Act, was introduced in the House and passed the Education and Workforce Committee in July.

The bill would ... (1) align career-technical education programs to the needs of the regional, state, and local labor markets, (2) support effective and meaningf... More →
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Kathryn Diss reports that more than 35 per cent of geoscientists in Australia are unemployed or underemployed as low commodity prices push exploration spending to a near decade low. The findings of the latest quarterly survey by the Australian Institute of Geoscientists reveal employment levels in the profession to be at their lowest level since mid-2009. It is continuing to force senior geologists to take massive pay-cuts or apply for graduate level jobs, while hundreds of graduates are without work.

The unemployment rate among the survey 626 respondents was 15.2 per cent while the... More →
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The Integrated Petroleum Environmental Consortium (IPEC) is a consortium of the University of Tulsa, the University of Oklahoma, Oklahoma State University and the University of Arkansas at Fayetteville.
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Garrett Baldwin reports on a subject that one of the I2M Web Portal editors, Michael D. Campbell, has begun to examine in context with energy-resource issues, e.g. natural resources and employment -

http://i2massociates.com/Downloads/NUCLEARPOWER-November1-2014.pdf.

In another article, Is the Internet Killing Middle-Class Jobs, Pethkoukis reignites an age-old debate on the role - or non-role - of technology in fueling unemployment. That author explores a recent Harvard Business Review article by former Intel executive Bill Davidow called The Internet Has Been a Colossal E... More →
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Offers courses in GIS. They go over basic geography and GIS concepts and students learn to use Quantum GIS in the process.
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The great crew change is upon us....once again. According to Oil and Gas Monitor, 71% of people working in the oil and gas industry is over the age of 50. That means the average age of skilled employees may retire or get laid off within the next five to 10 years.

Because it takes two to five years to become familiar with the industry and another 10 or more years to take on a leadership position, pipeline operators, exploration or production geologists, who depend on skilled, long-term workers are feeling the pinch. As valuable people retire or get laid off, valuable knowledge leaves... More →
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Provided by the AAPG, this URL is a work in progress and is intended to assist teachers of K-12 students in finding classroom resources focusing on the earth sciences.
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Most geoscientists work in the petroleum industry (40%), mining industry (10%), environmental firms (35%), and in government agencies 15%).
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Bridget Haby reports that the ever-growing age gap within the oil and gas industry workforce is a phenomenon that companies are all too aware of. It is projected that within 5 to 7 years, roughly 50 percent of the industry workforce will be retired. STEMFORCE, funded in part by Drillinginfo and founded by the organization GeoFORCE Texas, is a new program that aims to encourage students to pursue careers in the geosciences by exposing high-school students to geologic fieldwork.

Last week Hanby took her first STEMFORCE group of 36 students from the Dallas and Austin areas to Florida t... More →
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Kathleen Riley blogs that as technology advances, we are finding newer and cheaper ways to manufacture goods and offer services. This has come in the form of job automation and artificial intelligence (AI), where the value of human labor decreases resulting in massive losses of jobs. Approximately 47% of the entire U.S. work force is predicted to phase out with the progression of automation and AI.

Before Obama left the White House, he left a strong message for Americans stating that strong measures need to be taken in order to prevent millions of job losses. So far, there have been... More →
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The Mineral Information Institute (MII) is a national 501 (c)(3) not-for-profit organization dedicated to educating youth about the science of minerals and other natural resources, and about their importance in our every day lives.

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It is always more reasonable to apply Occam's razor than to offer speculative ad hoc hypotheses just to maintain the possibility of something supernatural or paranormal.

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Industry and the universities have established the basic concepts that all Americans should know about Earth sciences. Future governmental legislation will be guided by it, and future national and state educational standards will be based upon it.
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This guide is a practical resource for educators and the general public and outlines the knowledge required to be considered ocean literate.
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Dr. Conca opines that it is highly unlikely that the issues surrounding energy will make any difference in who we choose for our next President. Other concerns, and a few character traits, drown out energy as an important issue in this election. That said, there are distinct differences among the four presidential nominees with regard to energy.

Democratic Party Presidential Nominee Hillary Clinton supports an all-of-the-above energy strategy with a tilt towards non-fossil fuels, including nuclear, to address climate change. Some particulars can be summarized as:

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The Skeptics Society is a scientific and educational organization to serve as a source of information for those seeking clarification and viewpoints on those controversial ideas and claims.

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Alex Beutler, a recruiter, reports that not every new recruit works out or performs satisfactorily for the company. Have you ever considered the true cost of a bad hire? The costs run deep... not for the recruiter but for the company doing the hiring.

A recruiter view of hiring including geoscience professionals.
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Stands for: Tests With Inorganic Noxious Kakes In Extreme Situations, represents a series of experiments conducted during finals week, 1995, at Rice University. The tests were designed to determine the properties of that incredible food, the Twinkie.
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The Midwest GeoSciences Group began in 1996 with the idea that consultants could significantly improve subsurface characterization using a few simple improvements to their approach and boring logs. Tim Kemmis and Dan Kelleher founded MidwestGeo and conducted the first course: Improving Hydrogeologic Investigations, Part 1- Site Geologic Characterization in Glaciated Areas. and then a second course: Advances in Ground Water Movement Through Glacial Successions were both well received.

Other courses and field tools followed and today they have conducted more than 50 on-site courses in... More →
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An annotated list of URLs on science education, including the geosciences, for use by teachers and other educators.
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The Center specializes in issues concerning American Indian governance and economic development; environment, natural resources, and public lands; the U.S.-Mexico border; and related topics.

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A Swiss Association that lists employment opportunities overseas and in the U.S. in various fields from hydrogeology to construction specialists.
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Fred Nilson opines that technology is in constant motion so it is not always easy to keep up with. It seems like new tools are always surfacing to help us save time and improve productivity. With the speed of change in technology, it is understandable that not all users are at the same comfort level when it comes to using it all. If your company decides to invest in applications or devices to improve productivity and communication, you will want to ensure a successful transition for all team members from the old way to the new way.

Here are three ways to help your employees embrace ... More →
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