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CPChem plans hiring program for Gulf Coast cracker, shuffles management

7:00 AM MDT | October 11, 2013

Chevron Phillips Chemical’s (CPChem) $6-billion project to build an ethane cracker and two polyethylene (PE) facilities on the US Gulf Coast (USGC) will create 10,000 jobs in the engineering, procurement, and construction (EPC) phase, Dan Coombs, senior v.p./specialties, aromatics, and styrenics at CPChem tells CW. A permanent workforce of at least 400 will eventually be required to operate the facilities, he adds. CPChem expects to hire 2,500 people over the next five years. The tightening labor market in the USGC engineering and construction industry “will...

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