MINING is back!
The number of job openings across the mining sector are increasing fast right now.
While the wages across sectors are at their slowest pace, there’s some good news for Australia’s mining sector.
According to data, mining sector jobs have grown substantially over the past three months compared to the same period in 2016, jumping by 70%.
“For the past five years, the mining, resources and energy sector has been among the industries with the lowest job ad growth on SEEK, so this is very encouraging news for people looking at working in this industry, or those looking to develop their career in this industry,” said Michael Ilczynski, managing director for SEEK Australia and New Zealand.
“This improvement, while off a low base, also reflects the sharp increases in prices of Australia’s largest resources, coal and iron ore, though some of these rises have since partially reversed.”
According to SEEK, job advertisements across the sector are currently growing faster than any other industry at present.
Given the dominance of the mining industry in Western Australia, Ilczynski says that total job advertisements in the state grew by 12.7% over the past 12 months, with those in the mining sector jumping by 60% over the same period.
Like the trend in Western Australia, job advertisements increased in all of Australia’s states and territories in the 12 months to April, leaving the national increase at 6.6%.
Source: Business Insider Australia