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Apr 06, 2021
Survey to determine if the market is still hot for geos

Survey to determine if the market is still hot for geos

The latest Australian Institute of Geoscientsts (AIG) survey will determine if conditions for industry professionals are continuing on an upwards trajectory. Geoscientist unemployment fell to just 4.5 percent nationally in the final quarter of 2020.  This was accompanied by a fall in the under-employment rate to 9.3 percent.   There was also a decrease in… ...

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Jan 18, 2021
Mining towns COVID-19 safe and jobs ready

Mining towns COVID-19 safe and jobs ready

COVID-19 has shown up the strength of having mining communities. There were dozens of hardrock mining towns in Queensland in the first decades of last century. Much of the recent demand for workers has been taken up by FIFO services. Remaining mining towns can be named on one hand and include Mount Isa and Cloncurry…. ...

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Sep 25, 2020
Positive Townsville workforce trends

Positive Townsville workforce trends

Townsville region has seen a lift in workforce numbers, but there is concern for what’s around the corner as JobKeeper, JobSeeker and bank mortgage relief fall away. TP Human Capital director Clayton Cook and local economist Colin Dwyer say the Federal Budget next month must include some reassurance that borderline household incomes won’t destabilise Townsville’s… ...

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May 14, 2020
‘Tough day’ for Australia as ABS reveals COVID-19 job toll

‘Tough day’ for Australia as ABS reveals COVID-19 job toll

Almost 600,000 people in Australia lost their jobs between March and April, according to the Australian Bureau of Statistics. Reacting to the news, Prime Minister Scott Morrison described it as ‘a tough day for Australia’. “Almost 600,000 jobs have been lost, every one of them devastating for those Australians, for their families, for their communities,”… ...

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