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Week in Review – 05 May 2012

Posted: 5/05/2012 5:00:00 AM by AMMA Mining Oil and Gas Jobs
Filed under: Mining, Job-seekers

The skills shortage hit the news in the biggest way this week. Industry is looking at innovative ways to train, upskill and retrain the current Australian workforce. Rio Tinto announced a partnership with UWA to boost skills training as employers begin to lower requirements to get into a resources job. Diversity hiring was well covered with both women and Indigenous programs brought to focus. The big news was the rise of the ‘fluoro collar’ as a new segment, out earning white collar workers for the first time.

Here were the most interesting stories we read last week.

The Australian

  • Golden era for women in mines - The day began early for Julie Shuttleworth, who is general manager of Barrick Gold's Granny Smith mine in Western Australia.
  • Twiggy ups challenge on indigenous jobs - Mining magnate Andrew "Twiggy" Forrest has opened a new front in his war against the Gillard government, accusing it of reneging on a promise to train thousands of indigenous people to fill jobs under his Australian Employment Covenant.

Courier Mail

  • Jobs bonanza as CSG support ramps up - More than 200 jobs will be created in Queensland by Nacap Australia after it won a $100 million contract for the coal seam gas project led by Origin.

The Sydney Morning Herald

  • Blue collar wages put graduates in shade - The great Australian myth that higher education is the gateway to high incomes is put to the knife by figures showing blue collar workers more than holding their own in the wages stakes.

Australian Broadcasting Corporation

Australian Mining

Perth Now

Fuel Fix

Nine News

What interesting things did you read this week?

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