Job opportunities in the Australian mining industry have continued to grow significantly in 2018.
Mining may be vitally important to Australia, but there is a perception that today’s young people no longer have a strong interest in the industry.
A report by recruitment agency Hays has expressed the belief that the Australian mining sector has entered 2018 with a renewed optimism as a number of skills shortages have emerged.
Online jobs portal SEEK has crowned mining, resources and energy as its fastest growing industry category for employment advertisements in 2017.
Rio Tinto is seeking more than 100 workers for a variety of roles at its bauxite operations in North Queensland.
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Adani Australia says the creation of jobs across its Carmichael mine, rail and port projects in regional Queensland is “well under way”.
The mining, resources and energy sector has recorded the largest annual growth of all industries on online recruitment portal SEEK for the 10th month in a row.
The strong turnaround in coal prices and increased demand for New South Wales coal at key export markets is delivering more mining jobs for the state.
BHP is getting set for a recruitment drive that will increase diversity and support the growth of the Olympic Dam mine in South Australia.
Rio Tinto’s Amrun bauxite project in far north Queensland has created 470 Australian jobs with the fabrication of key components made with 95 per cent local steel.
India’s Adani will launch construction on a solar energy plant at Moranbah in Queensland by the end of the year.
Mining continues to experience the greatest job ad growth of all industries featured on online portal SEEK.
More evidence of the revival in employment in Australia’s mining and resources sector has emerged.
A mining job advertisement only open to job seekers who live close to Brisbane’s Airport has been described as “a direct kick in the guts” for regional Queensland.
Mining job vacancies stopped growing at recruitment agency DFP Recruitment Services in June, the company has revealed.
Job opportunities in mining, resources and energy almost doubled on online recruitment portal SEEK in the year up to the end of May.
The Queensland department of natural resources and mines (DNRM) has granted the final heritage approval for Carbine Resources’ Mount Morgan gold copper project, southwest of Rockhampton.
The mining, resources and energy sector experienced the largest advertising growth of all industries on online recruitment portal Seek in April.
Data from jobs portal Seek shows that the number of advertised opportunities for jobseekers in mining has increased in the past year.