The cup overflows with resources sector jobs
There are 1129 jobs advertised in the areas of mining, resources and energy, with 821 paying more than $100,000 per year, as of late last week.
In May, total job advertisements across all industries in Queensland were up more than 160 per cent on May 2020.
There had never been a better time to get a job in the resources sector, with demand for Queensland commodities expected to increase over the next decade, said Queensland Resources Council Chief Executive Ian Macfarlane.
“A national commodity outlook released last week forecast demand for aluminium will grow by more than 45 per cent out to 2030, metallurgical coal will rise by around 24 per cent and seaborne thermal coal by more than 23 per cent in the same period, and world zinc consumption will jump by 12 per cent,” he said.
“Copper consumption is projected to significantly increase to support the electrification of the global economy, along with the increase in demand for critical minerals used in the manufacture of emerging green technologies.”
Jobs in the resources sector were well paid and offered people a safe and professional career path, Mr Macfarlane said.
“Resources is also the state’s largest private employer of Indigenous people and we’ve increased the level of female participation in our sector by 52 per cent over the past five years, which shows resources companies are working hard to provide an inclusive and diverse workplace culture,” he said.
The top three locations currently offering the highest number of mining industry jobs in Queensland are Brisbane at 268, followed by 248 jobs in the Mackay and Coalfields region and 74 jobs in Gladstone.
Other major centres offering jobs in resources are Townsville with 66 jobs available, followed by the Rockhampton and Capricorn Coast region at 55 jobs, Western Queensland at 47 and Mount Isa at 32.
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