The Minerals Council of Australia (MCA) has launched three mining skills project hubs, including an apprenticeships hub that aims to put 5000 people into work.
The Western Australian government has released a digital resource that connects jobseekers in the mining industry to employment and training opportunities.
The federal government has pledged $1.2 billion to create 100,000 apprenticeships and traineeships across Australia as part of its COVID-19 recovery plan.
The Western Australian resources sector has achieved record increases in sales and jobs during the 2019-20 financial year despite the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Adani Mining chief executive David Boshoff says company will remain “full speed ahead” on construction of the Carmichael rail and mine project in Queensland, which is set to continue through to 2021.
BHP has added more than 5000 people to its workforce in the 2020 financial year.
The Chamber of Minerals and Energy (CME) of Western Australia has flagged demand for an additional 8000 skilled workers over the next 12 to 18 months.
More than 20 Sandvik employees have signed up for a digital training course being piloted by vocational training bodies across the country.
Workplace flexibility is increasingly attractive to the next generation of workers. Macmahon is developing maintenance crews with the desire to go from site to site through its Mining Maintenance Masters program.
Alcoa has launched its 2021 recruitment campaign for apprentices in the face of COVID-19 and a weakened economy.
Rio Tinto has awarded Primero a material contract extension for the Koodaideri iron ore project in Western Australia.
Hastings Deering is set to open applications for its 2021 apprenticeship program to fill 40 new positions across Queensland and the Northern Territory.
Casual workers who have worked regular and systematic hours are now entitled a permanent employee’s entitlements, according to a Federal Court of Australia judgment.
The mining and resources industry has not been one of the biggest contributors to job advertising growth in the first half of May, but it is not void of opportunities.
Rio Tinto has created more than 300 jobs to support its iron ore business in Western Australia.
Valmec has secured a contract with Newmont for the Tanami gold mine’s stage two expansion project in the Northern Territory.
BHP has allocated six-month contracts to around 1100 of the 1500 people that were targeted for recruitment through the company’s contractor partners.
Attracting the millennial talent pool is crucial for mining companies to retain their social licence to operate, according to BDO’s global head of natural resources Sherif Andrawes.
Worley has reduced its workforce by 5 per cent this year as a result of contraction in the business amid economic uncertainties.
The Western Australian Government has awarded the Australian Vanadium project with lead agency status, providing the development with simplified approval processes.