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Resources Jobs Bringing Wealth and Families to the Regions

06/02/2013 05:00 AM / Mining Oil and Gas Jobs
The mining and resources industry often takes a beating in public opinion as a rough and tumble man’s world. New research by KPMG for the Minerals Council of Australia (MCA) and Australian Petroleum Production and Exploration Association (APPEA) is about to change that with positive news about the new face of Australian resources communities. Not only is regional Australia experiencing higher incomes, it’s also seeing an influx of young families moving to the regions.

Historical Perspective on Australian Mining Employment

04/02/2013 05:00 AM / Mining Oil and Gas Jobs
Do you know how many people are employed in the Australian mining industry? Do you know what percentage of the total workforce in Australia is filled by miners? While it might seem like everyone you know has a mining job, the reality is not as many people are employed in mining as you might think.

28 Occupations in Demand in the Australian Resources Industry

01/02/2013 05:00 AM / Mining Oil and Gas Jobs
The Hays Quarterly Report January – March 2013 lists a number of occupations and skills in high demand in the Australian resources industry. Addressing vacancies in mining and the oil and gas sector, the information is broken down by state.

Engineering Trades Training Gets Another Kickstart

30/01/2013 05:00 AM / Mining Oil and Gas Jobs
With a continuing shortage of skilled trades people in Australia, the Apprentice Kickstart Initiative has been reinvigorated to encourage more apprenticeships in key roles. Engineering trades including Aircraft Maintenance Engineer (both Avionics and Mechanical), Fitter, Fitter and Turner, Fitter-Welder, Metal Fabricator, Metal Machinist, Pressure Welder and Toolmaker will benefit from a new payment scheme.

New ABS Figures Show Top Wages in Mining Industry

28/01/2013 05:00 AM / Mining Oil and Gas Jobs
New figures from the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) released last week show the mining boom is continuing to drive wages in the resources industry. The Employee Earnings and Hours report is published in Australia every two years. It provides statistics on employee earnings and the number of hours worked. The information is broken down in a variety of ways including industry, gender and location.

Chuck a Sickie and Be Prepared to Lose Your Pay

23/01/2013 05:00 AM / Mining Oil and Gas Jobs
With the Australia Day national public holiday on Monday, many workers may be tempted to ‘chuck a sickie’ on Friday to extend their time off work to a four day long holiday. If you decide to take this route, you’d better be prepared to lose your pay for the day you called in sick.

How Women Can Ace the Interview in Male-Dominated Jobs

21/01/2013 05:00 AM / Mining Oil and Gas Jobs
As you know, the Australian resources industry is looking to increase female participation in the workforce to 25% across all sectors and job categories. AWRA, the Australian Women in Resources Alliance, is the industry initiative spearheading the way forward to meeting this goal. Still, women are competing with men for the best jobs in the Australian resources industry so it’s imperative they are equally effective in every step of their job search.

Government Determined to Get Mature Aged Australians into Work

16/01/2013 05:00 AM / Mining Oil and Gas Jobs
The Australian government is doing more than ever before to help mature age workers find employment in the Australian workforce. A new bonus scheme to encourage business to hire mature aged workers is part of a $55.3 million government investment that includes job assistance for people over the age of 50 wanting to find gainful employment.

7 Important Considerations For Your Next Job Offer

14/01/2013 05:00 AM / Mining Oil and Gas Jobs
Undoubtedly, hearing you’ve been offered a job – especially if it sounds like your dream job – is a big event. One reason jobseekers are susceptible to scams is because they get caught up in the euphoria of getting a job offer. Spend a bit of time considering what’s actually being offered to avoid turning your dream into a nightmare. You’ll be able to make this important decision with complete confidence.

Friendly Reminder: Remain Vigilant about Workplace Safety

11/01/2013 05:00 AM / Mining Oil and Gas Jobs
The Australian resources industry provides one of the safest work environments for people working in mining, energy and oil and gas. As the extended holiday season winds down and many people return to work after a relaxing break, WorkSafe has issued a reminder that workplace safety should remain a top priority. If you’re starting a new job or entering the industry for the first time, make sure you understand the safety requirements for your job and your work site. Don’t forget about working safe in the heat.

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