Mining companies are realigning their human resources strategies to reflect improving market conditions that are potentially leading to skills shortages.
The mining, resource and energy industry enjoyed the fastest rate of advertising growth of all industries on jobs portal SEEK in June, according to Australian and New Zealand managing director Michael Ilczynski.
Roy Hill has signed with talent technology company LiveHire, launching a Live Talent Community that will become the single destination for all workforce hires.
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 development of Rio Tinto’s Silvergrass, West Angeles and Yandicoogina mines are set to support more than 1000 construction jobs in Western Australia.
Macmahon Holdings Limited has announced it has signed a three-year MOU with Indonesia’s PT Amman Mineral Nusa Tenggara. The agreement will see Macmahon assist AMNT to evaluate options to accelerate production from its Batu Hijau copper and gold mine on Sumbawa Island. The parties will also explore options to potentially develop additional deposits in the … Continue reading Macmahon preferred mining contractor for Batu Hijau mine
Rio Tinto has awarded a A$22 million integrated services contract to facilities management provider Sodexo, which includes an Indigenous employment target of 20 per cent within two years. Sodexo will supply camp management services to the Amrun bauxite project on the Cape York Peninsula in North Queensland. Fifty jobs will be required to deliver the … Continue reading Sodexo wins $22m Amrun contract with 20 per cent Indigenous employment target
A mine rehabilitation reform campaign has recommended the introduction of an independent authority to rehabilitate abandoned mine sites, which could create thousands of jobs in mining precincts that were badly affected by the downturn. According to a leaked Queensland Government report, tax payers will be forced to pay $3.2 billion in coal mine rehabilitation costs … Continue reading Mine rehabilitation could create thousands of jobs
According to a report in the Brisbane Times, East Timor’s former prime minister and Nobel laureate Dr Jose Ramos-Horta has appealed to Australia’s sense of a “fair go”, asking for a sea boundary to be moved to enable more equal sharing of the estimated $40 billion in oil and gas reserves in the Timor Sea. … Continue reading East Timor’s Nobel laureate asks Australia to show ‘fair go’ over oil
An insight into all of the top ten trends for 2016, and how they will affect you and your mine. Cole Latimer writes.
Rio Tinto Iron Ore’s decision to use contractors for all external hires from now on will have impacts felt well beyond the pit.
Rio Tinto has announced it will now only hire contract labour for its iron ore operations.
A new Manufacturing Centre of Excellence has been opened in Burnie, in response to Caterpillar Underground Mining’s decision to move manufacturing to Thailand.
Fears that the Chinese Australian Free Trade Agreement (ChAFTA) will lead to a flood of Chinese workers in Australia are unfounded. The amount that China invests overseas is not linked to the flow of Chinese labour and in fact Australia could stand benefit from the investment the agreement will promote.
Visual Capitalist’s Jeff Desjardins examines the impact of automation, and the changing nature of the workforce as technology evolves.
Despite increased positivity in the resources sector, NAB research has forecast the current downturn to continue, with more than 50,000 jobs to be lost.
A decision supported by the Fair Work Commission to slash Griffin Coal’s Collie miners pay by 43 per cent has been slammed by unions.
A new study from Flinders University has put the cost of Arrium Whyalla factory closing at 40 per cent of all jobs in the city being lost.
The Isaac Plains coal mine reopened yesterday, highlighting the promising long term prospects for the state’s resources sector.
OZ Minerals is ramping up work on its massive Carrapateena copper deposit, with decline construction slated for the coming months.