Source: Matt Egan | CNN Money | June 21, 2017
Sixty-two percent of teens ages 16 to 19 say a career in oil and gas is unappealing, according to a survey of 1,200 young Americans that was released this week by EY. That includes 39% who say the industry is very unappealing.
The numbers are a bit better among Millennials. Forty-five percent of those aged 20 to 35 said they are attracted to oil and gas jobs, while 44% are not. The poll asked respondents to rate how appealing a career in the industry is for them.
The findings suggest Big Oil's environmental challenges and boom-to-bust nature have created a negative stigma that will make it difficult to attract talent in the future.
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