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Feb 22, 2021
Training opportunities with  BMA

Training opportunities with BMA

BMA is recruiting for 67 trainees in its Bowen Basin operations as it welcomes 60 new apprentices to the fold. “We take great pride in training members of our community to become part of our team,” BMA asset president James Palmer said. “During a challenging time for our industry, we’re creating more than 120 jobs that provide a… ...

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Feb 13, 2021
Mining region readies for new jobs trajectory

Mining region readies for new jobs trajectory

The mining sector is expected to remain the dominant employer within the Mackay-Isaac-Whitsunday region through to 2024 – but it is tipped to lag other sectors for jobs growth. A skills roadmap for the region has highlighted construction and health care/social assistance as the greatest jobs growth industries, by additional positions created. Each of those… ...

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Aug 12, 2020
MIM ponders copper smelter  future

MIM ponders copper smelter future

Glencore is playing its cards close to its chest on the future of the copper smelter in Mount Isa. A four-year extension was due for review this year. In the past, the owner has made a decision to continue smelting copper contingent on operating under legacy environmental standards. Mount Isa City Council and the Australian… ...

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Aug 03, 2020
Queensland leads the pack for mining jobs resilience

Queensland leads the pack for mining jobs resilience

The mining and energy sector is continuing to prove itself as a “life raft” for the Queensland economy, with new figures showing the state increasing its share of resource jobs nationwide. Research by CoverCard, released by the Minerals Council of Australia, shows there were 8785 new job advertisements across Australia within the mining industry between… ...

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Jul 28, 2020
Mining jobs roll out at Ravenswood Gold

Mining jobs roll out at Ravenswood Gold

Ravenswood Gold is recruiting now for the first 58 mining roles in an expected workforce expansion of more than 200 as it kicks off open-cut operations. It is also close to signing the paperwork for a $110 million investment in mining fleet for the North Queensland gold operation. Chief executive officer Brett Fletcher said the company… ...

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Jul 08, 2020
Resilient regional Queensland – comment

Resilient regional Queensland – comment

Craig Stack is a long time Townsville businessman who has contributed on a number of levels including as president of the Chamber of Commerce. As a partner in Knight Frank, Craig has an eye on the bellweather property industry which he’ll be reporting from in regular blogs for iQ Industry Queensland. In this first contribution,… ...

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Jun 25, 2020
Mining resilient in face of COVID-19 jobs blow

Mining resilient in face of COVID-19 jobs blow

Employment in Queensland’s resources sector has defied COVID-19 impacts with only a 1 per cent drop in direct jobs in the May quarter. The bigger picture for Australian jobs – painted by the latest Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) figures – is a 6.5 per cent drop in employment between February and May (more than 800,000 people), while… ...

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Jun 23, 2020
NQ focus as Ravenswood Gold boosts workforce

NQ focus as Ravenswood Gold boosts workforce

North Queensland will be the focus of Ravenswood Gold’s hunt for about 200 more workers as it ramps up recruitment in the next six months. Chief executive officer Brett Fletcher said the company was about to bring on a recruitment expert to assist with the task. Earlier this month the company announced it had awarded… ...

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May 07, 2020
Queensland geoscientists defy national jobs plunge

Queensland geoscientists defy national jobs plunge

Queensland has bucked the trend in jobs as the latest Australian Institute of Geoscientists survey shows a deterioration in employment nationwide in the first three months of 2020. Unemployment among Australia’s geoscientists increased to 10 per cent at the end of March, compared to 7.3 per cent at the end of the 2019 December quarter…. ...

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