Strong hiring prospects for Australia’s mining sector

Date: Dec 13, 2017
Hiring prospects in the Australian mining and construction sector have improved considerably, with the outlook for January to March being the strongest in more than six years.

According to ManpowerGroup’s latest Australian Employment Outlook survey, which canvassed 1 503 employers, the net employment outlook for the sector is 23%.

Hiring intentions are eight percentage points stronger than the previous quarter and improved by a considerable margin of 16 percentage points when compared with the first quarter of 2017, the survey states.

The survey was published on Tuesday, when diversified mining group Rio Tinto also announced that it had 100 employment opportunities available at its bauxite operations in north Queensland.

The employment outlook for the mining and construction sector is the strongest of the seven industry sectors covered in the ManpowerGroup survey. The services sector also anticipates an upbeat hiring pace, with a net employment outlook of 19%, followed by the finance, insurance and real estate sector at 16%.

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