Adani regional recruitment drive ramps up

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Adani has accelerated its search for employees to support the Carmichael mine and rail project in Queensland following the announcement that the development is now funded.

The Indian company has this week been seeking expressions of interest for roles such as civil construction superintendents and engineers, earthmoving equipment operators, and health and safety professionals.

Most of the roles are based in the Queensland cities of Mackay and Rockhampton, reflecting Adani’s regional content strategy for the project.

Adani’s recruitment ramp up follows last week’s announcement that it would start development of Carmichael before Christmas.

The company plans to fund the entire Galilee Basin project itself, Adani Mining chief executive officer Lucas Dow revealed

Carmichael will, however, be a smaller operation than previously expected to start off with.

Adani’s new plan is expected to involve an initial investment of $2 billion for a mine with annual production of 10-15 million tonnes of thermal coal.

The company hopes to eventually ramp up production to 27 million tonnes per annum.

Adani expects to create 1500 direct jobs on the mine and rail projects during the initial ramp-up and construction phase. It also believes the development will support thousands more indirect jobs.

“In addition to providing these jobs in regional Queensland in regional Queensland our Carmichael coal will also provide a power source to improve living standards in developing countries,” Dow said last week.

Adani’s jobs for the Carmichael project appear on an Australian-focused jobs portal, which was launched in July.