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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.





Enjoy a coastal lifestyle in 2014

28/01/2014 06:00 AM / Mining Oil and Gas Jobs
Cape Lambert is a favoured place for miners to work at. Mining professionals work and live close to the site which means they don’t miss out on enjoying quality time with their families.





NSW on its way to create the largest solar power plant in Australia

22/01/2014 06:00 AM / Mining Oil and Gas Jobs
The University of Queensland (UQ) and First Solar have started a joint venture to construct a solar farm at Gatton that will have 155 megawatt capacity. The plant will start generating electricity at the end of 2014.





Rio sanctions a $400m Pilbara iron-ore extraction project

20/01/2014 09:49 AM / Mining Oil and Gas Jobs
A senior spokesperson from Rio Tinto commented that the $400 million spend on iron-ore production will boost Australia’s economic growth.





Queensland’s first oil refinery all set to drive economic & oil efficiency in the state

15/01/2014 09:05 AM / Mining Oil and Gas Jobs
The Northern Oil Refinery in Queensland is set to open in February. It will help in making the state more oil self-sufficient and will considerably reduce costs of importing oil.





Can Australia’s resources industry cope with the shortage of local engineering talent?

13/01/2014 09:00 AM / Mining Oil and Gas Jobs
The Australian Workforce and Productivity Agency (AWPA) released a report that predicts that by 2018, there will be serious shortage of engineering skills in the country. The jobs in the resources industry will rise but there will be a deficit of local expertise to match this demand.





Women rig their attitude for jobs in the oil rigs

09/01/2014 06:00 AM / Mining Oil and Gas Jobs
The gender gap in Australia’s resources industry is not unknown; women only make up 13% of the current workforce in this sector. However, efforts are being made by the government and the industry to address this gap and to get more women to take up jobs in this field.





Is Australia the next big energy superpower?

08/01/2014 09:00 AM / Mining Oil and Gas Jobs
Australia has been successful at eliminating its account deficit for the first time in 40 years as its LNG exports surge up. By the year 2017, Aussie LNG exports will make it the biggest energy producer in the world.





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