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Infographic - Australian Construction Employment

24/02/2014 05:00 AM / Mining Oil and Gas Jobs
See the latest statistics on employment in the Australian Construction sector.





Aussie resources sector shifts from construction to the production phase

19/02/2014 05:00 AM / Mining Oil and Gas Jobs
Massive opportunities await those who have specialised operational skills in the oil and gas sector. By 2018, Australia will need more skilled workers to cope with increasing demand of the resources production. Nearly 40,000 jobs will be created to meet the future demands in oil and gas production industry.





Chinese markets could be the new destination for Aussie bauxite exports

17/02/2014 05:00 AM / Mining Oil and Gas Jobs
China is increasing its aluminium production to nearly 30 million tonnes from this year. It means that the Chinese manufacturing industry will need more raw materials to fulfil this increasing demand. Australia could potentially become the biggest exporter of bauxite to China to fulfil this demand.





The inland rail project gets a green signal from transport authorities

14/02/2014 05:00 AM / Mining Oil and Gas Jobs
Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Infrastructure and Transport, Warren Truss has pledged $300 million into the new Inland Rail project. This rail links will connect Melbourne on the east coast to Brisbane on the west coast. It is designed to link the eastern production zones and to revitalise strategic regional centres.





UWA receives $17m aid from BHP Billiton to create a niche engineering zone

12/02/2014 05:00 AM / Mining Oil and Gas Jobs
A possible skills shortage in the engineering sector is being addressed early on by the Australian Government, resources industry and education providers. BHP Billiton has pledged $17 million to the University of WA to improve training centres’ infrastructure. The aid also includes provisions to increase the number of scholarships, fellowships and visiting professors over the coming years.





Construction apprentices to accelerate growth of WA’s residential building sector

10/02/2014 05:00 AM / Mining Oil and Gas Jobs
Western Australia is currently experiencing a rising demand for residential buildings; however, there is a skills shortage in this region. Builders and traders will start looking at offering apprenticeships to young workers in order to reduce this shortage and to build a stronger trade base.





Women stand their ground in the mines

07/02/2014 05:00 AM / Mining Oil and Gas Jobs
Australia is a hot-ground for recruitment of mining professionals. Even though, this sector largely remains male-dominated, women are slowly but steadily taking the plunge and coming to work in the mines.





Skilled mining professionals sought in big numbers by mining companies

05/02/2014 05:00 AM / Mining Oil and Gas Jobs
The Australian resources industry is hiring more professionals on a temporary basis to meet workload demands. The contracts are changed from temporary to permanent after employees prove they have transferable skills and can be good company fit.





Will the housing rebound wane off the construction slump?

03/02/2014 05:00 AM / Mining Oil and Gas Jobs
The Australian Industry Group/Housing Industry Association Performance of Construction Index rose by 3.9 points in September. Housing rebound will help the construction sector snap out of the slump that it’s been facing for past 3 years.





Bluff coal mine project creates 100 local jobs

29/01/2014 05:00 AM / Mining Oil and Gas Jobs
Anthony Quin, Managing Director of Carabella Resources plans to start a coal mine operation in New Central Queensland in abid to change their company profile from that of an explorer to a producer. The company is getting local population involved to ensure success of the mining project and at the same time creating work opportunities.





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