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Apr 21, 2020
New $220m Adani rail contract to create 600 jobs

New $220m Adani rail contract to create 600 jobs

Adani has awarded a $220 million-plus contract to Australian rail company Martinus for civil works on its Carmichael coal rail network. Adani Mining chief executive officer Lucas Dow said the contract would deliver about 600 new jobs, which was more important than ever given the economic shifts being brought about by the COVID-19 pandemic. The… ...

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Apr 21, 2020
Civil sector well placed for  works boost in COVID-19 response

Civil sector well placed for works boost in COVID-19 response

A survey of civil contractors nationwide has highlighted the sector’s capacity to take on additional infrastructure projects and hire more workers, a peak industry body says. Civil Contractors Federation National surveyed companies between April 4 and April 14, receiving responses from 228 companies (17.5 per cent from Queensland). Respondents were asked to provide an indication… ...

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Apr 20, 2020
Councils spruik $608m jobs ‘battleplan’

Councils spruik $608m jobs ‘battleplan’

Queensland’s councils have put up a $608 million battleplan to create thousands of jobs and support local communities in the face of the COVID-19 crisis. Local Government Association of Queensland (LGAQ) president Mark Jamieson said the plan had been put to the State Government for consideration. The Battleplan for Queensland Local Communities includes job-creating initiatives… ...

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Apr 16, 2020
April job ad figures highlight COVID-19 plunge

April job ad figures highlight COVID-19 plunge

Jobs ads in the resources sector were down 38.4 per cent last week compared to the same time last year, while construction job ads tumbled 62.4 per cent, the latest SEEK figures show. However those areas fared well compared to many sectors, with fields including retail and hospitality/tourism seeing a job ad reduction of more… ...

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Apr 15, 2020
Miner works to get ahead of the COVID-19 curve

Miner works to get ahead of the COVID-19 curve

Atherton Tableland based Consolidated Tin Mines has partly caught up on payments owed to about 120 staff and is working towards restarting one mine. Consolidated Tin has entered its two mines, Surveyor and Mount Garnet, into care and maintenance citing complications to do with managing health standards in the face of COVID-19.  As of Tuesday, April 14,… ...

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Apr 14, 2020
Hundreds of new positions advertised in Qld mining

Hundreds of new positions advertised in Qld mining

About 800 job vacancies in the Queensland resources sector are being advertised on SEEK, with 420 of those positions advertised in the last fortnight.  Queensland Resources Council Chief Executive Ian Macfarlane said while the resources sector was working tirelessly with government, its suppliers and communities to slow the spread of COVID-19, companies were still hiring. … ...

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Apr 14, 2020
Consolidated Tin employees left out of pocket

Consolidated Tin employees left out of pocket

Employees seeking entitlements from Atherton Tableland miner Consolidated Tin have been urged to contact the office of the Fair Work Ombudsman. Consolidated Tin Mines placed its Mount Garnet and Surveyor operations in care and maintenance last month, citing public health concerns surrounding the COVID-19 pandemic. It’s attracted criticism on social media from employees, who say… ...

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Apr 09, 2020
Job ads plummet, but skilled mining roles strong

Job ads plummet, but skilled mining roles strong

New job ads posted on SEEK in the first week of April were down 65.3 per cent compared to the same week last year as the COVID-19 crisis takes its toll on employment. At the same time as the general slump in hiring, specific industries are generating urgent demand for workers – including the resources… ...

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Apr 08, 2020
Open-pit plan to create 150  NQ gold jobs within months

Open-pit plan to create 150 NQ gold jobs within months

The new owners of the Ravenswood gold operation plan to start full-scale open-pit mining by the last quarter of 2020, boosting local jobs by about 150. The North Queensland operation officially changed hands last week after successful completion of the transaction between Resolute Mining and the EMR GEAR Consortium. The new entity in control of… ...

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