Prospects of new job boom in British offshore

A new analysis by the Bank of Scotland predicts a veritable employment boom in the northern part of the North Sea: Perhaps as many as 39,000 new jobs, in addition to the jobs already foundt in the oil and energy sector, according to several media.

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The British oil and gas sector will need no less than 39,000 new employees within the next two years, according to a new analysis by the Bank of Scotland, reports several media including Spanish "emol," which stresses that the number of new jobs serves as an addition to the jobs predicted by previous estimates.

The estimate is based on a survey the bank has performed in the sector.

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