February 2019 Job Market Report

2019 is off to a strong start. The Chemicals segment of the engineering job market continues to lead in job creation. The Gulf Coast continues to the be the main area of job activities with ongoing expansions in Texas and Louisiana. We are expecting a wave of new job openings in March as many engineers are waiting to collect their 2018 bonus pay outs before they turn in a resignation. March and April have become peak months for resignations (after bonus payouts) and last year the job openings that spiked in March created enough openings to last through the summer. Chemical plant expansions are creating attractive career opportunities for those who are willing and able to move.

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