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After the Boom: The State of Mining Jobs in Australia

The State of Mining Jobs in Australia In recent years, mining jobs in Australia have taken a significant hit; constant news about lay-offs may have you discouraged about the chances of landing an entry-level mining job in Australia.  Never fear!  Although the mining industry may have taken a significant hit, new mines are still being…

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Opportunities for Women in Mining

Demand for Women in Mining Industry is Increasing The mining industry in Australia faces a critical shortage in skills even as the job growth level is set to increase. There are a lot of mining jobs for women but currently the jobs filled women are only 18% of the total. Increasing the women in mining…

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New Jobs in Coal Mining as Northern Star uncovers coal in the Pilbara

The potential for new jobs related to coal mining exists as Northern Star Resources discovers a vast coal reserve while searching for gold in Western Australia’s Pilbara region. The discovery is located little more than 100 kilometres from its existing Paulsens gold mine. The coal deposit was discovered when the gold mine performed some reconnaissance…

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Engineering Mining Jobs to Increase as Part of 35,000 New Mining Jobs in South Australia over Next 17 Years

Good news for those seeking engineering mining jobs as a new report indicates an overall boom of an additional 35,000 jobs over the next 17 years. The growth is contingent upon 40 new mining and related infrastructure projects getting underway by 2030. The Resources and Engineering Skills Alliance (RESA) is expected to release a full…

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WA Mining Jobs Benefit as Fortescue Installs Automated Trucks at its Solomon Hub Kings mine

Mining jobs in WA will be safer and more efficiently done, at least at the Solomon mine in the Pilbara when the Caterpillar autonomous trucks purchased by Fortescue Metals Group go online. Fortescue and Cat signed a deal in July of 2012 that included outfitting the mine with the entire MineStar technology suite. Cat Vice…

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Gold Price Exceeds $1400; Glimmer of Hope for Mining Jobs Australia

The glimmer of gold has always purported good things and perhaps that glimmer means good news for mining jobs Australia workers need as gold prices reach an 11 week high. This marks the first time since June 7 that gold prices have surpasses $1400. June saw gold reach a three-year low in June but this…

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APAC Sees Full Year of No Lost Time Injuries in Mining Employment at Sandovik

Sandovik Mining has achieved a laudable goal with a full year of no lost time injuries. The achievement includes all mining employment for the company throughout the APAC region which includes Australia, Asia and India. The milestone was reached on Monday and Sandovik Mining Asia Pacific president Rowan Melrose paid tribute to workers. He called…

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Billboards along highways aimed at big miners’ 100% FIFO mining employment practices “jobs in mining” & “mining employment”

The placement of two billboards along highways in the Bowen Basin is aimed at big mining operations and their 100% FIFO mining employment practices. Both sign calls for an end to the FIFO practice that take jobs in mining away from locals and give them to workers willing to fly in and out. The signs…

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Australian Mining Jobs Move from Construction to Production at Rio Tinto and BHP Billiton

Australian mining jobs change from the construction phase to the production phase as mega-giants Rio Tinto and BHP Billiton announced iron ore production rates reached record levels this week. The first six months of the year proved to be outstanding for Rio as they set new records despite a three week delay caused when a…

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Australia Mining Jobs Suffer Another Blow as 100 Jobs Are Cut at Fortescue’s Christmas Creek Mine

In an industry already struggling to keep workers employed, Australia mining jobs suffer another loss as contractor Downer Mining decides to slash about 100 jobs from the Fortescue Metals Groups’ Christmas Creek iron ore operation located in the Pilbara region. A spokesperson for Downer recently revealed to news media that roughly 100 Australia mining jobs…

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