Industry bosses and the NT Chamber of Commerce say pay rates of around $3,000 a week may not be enough to attract gas workers to the NT.
The NSW Minerals Council has released new data showing the mining boom lifting not just WA, but also NSW.
Boart Longyear’s US-based CEO Craig Kipp says the skills shortage has forced the company into flying US and Canadian talent into Australia.
New research says expansions in the resources industry mean Queensland will need an extra 30,000 mining workers over the next five years.
Rio Tinto has announced plans to expand its apprenticeship and trainee programs to meet the demands of its future expansions.
Half of the new jobs created in coming years may be in sectors related to the mining industry, according to the Reserve Bank of Australia.
Prime Minister Julia Gillard says the mining boom in South Australia means the region will soon be ‘crying out’ for workers.
With the gap between men and women working in the mining industry is closing, one woman in South Australia is working towards making it smaller, Vicky Validakis reports.
Mining magnate Andrew Forrest says his “heart bleeds” when he sees foreign workers fill mining jobs that could otherwise be taken by indigenous Australians.
A US recruitment company is preparing to send skilled miners to Queensland to help companies fill desperately needed mining jobs.
According to an Australian Institute of Management report companies are focusing too heavily on training programs and overlooking mature workers.
Woodside chairman Michael Chaney has joined Gina Rinehart in pushing for skilled migrants to fill empty mining jobs.
TriAusMin says 400 mining jobs could be on offer if its plans to recommence operations at the abandoned Woodlawn mine near Tarago in NSW are successful.
Rio Tinto has announced a $3 million partnership with the University of Western Australia to increase the supply of graduates entering the mining industry.
Mining companies are lowering their recruitment standards in order to find desperately needed workers, according to The Treasury.
Federal skills Minister Chris Evans says Rio Tinto should target local workers in its campaign to fill 6,000 mining jobs in four months.
Rio Tinto has launched an aggressive recruitment drive to fill 6,000 empty mining jobs over the coming months.
Australian Mining caught up with Leighton intern Jesse Vincent to get a first-hand account of a training initiative.
UnionsWA, the Construction, Forestry, Mining and Energy Union, and the NSW Farmers Association, along with other community groups are separately using their power to launch attacks on the mining industry.
With the skills shortage biting, why are so many miners ignoring a major employee market, writes The Resources Channel’s Jody Elliot