The oil and gas industry’s effort to adopt digital technology not only will impact its daily operations, but its hiring needs as well.

The oil and gas industry must pursue digital technology for two reasons: an aging workforce and increased focus on safety, said Mike Weast, IT regional vice president with professional staffing firm Addison Group, in a statement to Rigzone. As the majority of the workforce nears retirement, there is a need for an integrated strategy to attract millennials who possess the skills needed to manage the software systems that will replace manual and repetitive tasks with automated, rule-based decision-making, Weast commented.

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