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Faststream expands US recruitment team as oil and gas maritime hiring rises

“Organisations looking to grow their workforce are looking for a strategic partner who can supply talent as quickly and as easily as possible” says Eric Peters, US Managing Director, Faststream. “It’s down to us to ensure that we can service this business and we’ve had to drive forward our own internal hiring plans to meet this demand”.

During September Faststream increased its workforce by adding a further 8 recruiters to its Houston (Texas) and Fort Lauderdale (Florida) offices with the objective of being able to service more business and add further layers of specialisation into their teams.

“We’re seeing an increase in enquiries from organisations requiring staff in the offshore markets as well as businesses wanting us to supply teams of people on current and future projects in the Gulf of Mexico” said Peters. “The teams we currently have internally and the new staff we’ve employed need to fit the mould so that we continue to expand our capabilities”.  

New Faststream staff includes ex-seafarers, shipbrokers, executive staffing specialists, oil and energy staffing experts and those which have served in the United States Coast Guard.

“When we look for staff we take direction from the market. This makes it a strategic decision so that we can align our business direction with our client’s needs. Our new team members provide us with a range of skills, knowledge and professional experience which alongside the infrastructure we have in place and the candidate network we benefit from as a part of global business will see Faststream continue to grow”.

Faststream will be looking to grow by a further 25% in the U.S by April 2015. The Faststream Group, spanning North America, Europe and Asia employs over 140 staff globally and are focused on providing strategic partnerships to organizations that have specialist staffing and recruiting needs in the oil and gas, maritime and offshore markets.  

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