Growth in mining jobs gathers momentum

Advertising for resources industry jobs on online recruitment portal SEEK has grown by 72 per cent over the past year.

Mineral-rich states Western Australia and Queensland continue to guide the resurgence in opportunities for job seekers.

“While off a low base, the mining, resources and energy industry continued to have the greatest job ad growth of all industries on SEEK, up 72 per cent year on year (y/y) this August,” SEEK managing director Michael Ilczynski said.

“The pick-up of exploration activities by mining companies, especially in Western Australia, after cutbacks over the past few years, is driving job advertising growth on SEEK across the mining, resources and energy industry.”

Job ads in WA were 14.8 per cent higher overall as the mining industry continued to bounce back.

“Fuelling this growth was strong advertising across mining, resources and energy (up 52 per cent y/y), trades and services (up 26 per cent y/y) and Healthcare & Medical (up 6 per cent y/y),” Ilczynski said.

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