Employment (and Un-employment) Trends in the Chemical and Pharma Industries

Employment (and Un-employment) Trends in the Chemical and Pharma Industries

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“Employment (and Un-employment) Trends in the Chemical and Pharma IndustriesA short presentation followed by Q&A with speakers Gareth Edwards, Brian Roberts, and Michael Wolf.



How has employment in the chemical enterprise fared since the Great Recession began? Layoffs, restructuring, and unemployment are now the headline news  to watch. The national unemployment rate has been stuck around 10% since 2009. Will it stay and what should we expect for the future? Hear from ACS and Bureau of Labor Statistics analysts as they describe recent trends in unemployment and provide projections about the future of employment in the chemical enterprise. Our speakers will also provide answers to your questions when you join us live! Be sure to register today.

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What You Will Learn

  • How ACS calculates unemployment – who is counted
  • Recent unemployment trends among ACS survey respondents
  • How BLS calculates occupational projections – the national trends
  • Finding the bright spot – educated workforce and projected growth sectors in chemistry
  • And much more…


Webinar Details

Date: Thursday, February 24, 2011

Time: 2:00-3:00 pm ET

Fee: Free


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Meet Your Experts


Gareth Edwards is a researcher with the American Chemical Society.  His focus is on compensation for Chemists, Chemical Engineers, and related fields.  He studied Physics and Business at the George Washington University in Washington D.C.





Brian Roberts is an economist with the Employment Projections Program at the Bureau of Labor Statistics.  Brian conducts research on the scientific workforce, and has degrees in economics from Villanova University and Johns Hopkins University.





Roger J. Moncarz is an economist with the Employment Projections Program at the Bureau of Labor Statistics.  Roger is the branch chief for Occupational Outlook Studies where he oversees occupational projections for over 700 occupations and helps produce the Occupational Outlook Handbook.  He has degrees in economics and political science from the University of Michigan.   Roger also has a MBA from the University of Maryland.




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