One of the largest oil and gas trade shows, NAPE East, will be in Pittsburgh from April 10-13, 2013. Houston-based NAPE (North American Prospect Expo), will set up shop at the David L. Lawrence Convention Center for its first regional expo which will focus on fostering business opportunities around the region’s growing oil and gas-related industries. Marty Schardt, general partner with NAPE and EVP of the American Association of Professional Landmen, discusses why Pittsburgh was chosen to host the show.
PTI Unveils New Welding Program
The expansion of our region’s energy economy along with the impending retirements of baby boomers is driving demand for welders. Pittsburgh Technical Institute (PTI) is working to meet this demand with the launch of a welders training program that is already experiencing enormous interest. PTI’s President Greg DeFeo and VP of Strategic Initiatives Jeff Belsky discuss the new program.
Buck Consultants Releases Findings Of 2013 Compensation Survey
Will you be getting a good raise in 2013? According to David Van De Voort, principal at Buck Consultants, the likely answer is only if you also received one in 2012. Buck Consultants, a firm which conducts an annul compensation survey, found that the overall compensation landscape is not expected to rise in 2013, and in certain cases, your raise may actually decrease from the previous year.
Our Region’s Business airs Sundays at 11 a.m. on WPXI-TV. Hosted by the Allegheny Conference’s Bill Flanagan, the 30-minute business affairs program is co-produced with Cox Broadcasting. The program is rebroadcast on PCNC-TV at 3:30 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. Sundays, and at 3:30 p.m. Mondays. It also airs Sundays on WJAC-TV (Johnstown-Altoona) at 6 a.m. and WTOV-TV (Wheeling-Steubenville) at 6:30 a.m.