Mining Jobs Demand on the up

By 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