Mining Jobs Demand on the up
By Emanuel Gherardi on 01 March 2018
In exciting news for the mining and resources sector, the DFP Mining and Resources Job Index has risen 3.5% between December and January.
This is a continuing trend, as the seventh consecutive monthly rise in job vacancies, and a 34.4% rise year-on-year. Though data may be subject to seasonal factors, DFP recommends “cautious optimism” for the market, as permanent openings rose 4.8% (their highest level since March 2014) and temporary and contract jobs also elevated by 1.7%.
Western Australia is still performing powerfully, with demand up 4.5% and quarterly development (13%) double the national rate. QLD also has had a good month; with job ads rising by over 4% and annual growth a remarkable 42.1%.
Source: DFP Mining and Resources Job Index, January 2018