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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 pathway to a career in mining...

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Jan 25, 2021
Regional lifestyle key to recruitment

Regional lifestyle key to recruitment

The lure of local lifestyle will take centre stage as Capricorn Enterprise moves to phase two in the development of a Central Queensland jobs portal. It comes at a critical time for local industry, with more than $4 billion in infrastructure projects stretching workforce availability in the Capricorn region, according to regional economic development manager Neil Lethlean. The local economi...

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Dec 10, 2020
Union survey highlights Operations Services gripes

Union survey highlights Operations Services gripes

A mineworkers’ union says a survey has shown only 4 per cent of those employed by BHP’s Operations Services are satisfied that their wages and conditions stack up with Queensland coal industry standards. It comes as the mining giant tries to lock in their substandard conditions with fresh Enterprise Agreements, CFMEU Mining and Energy says. Queensland President Stephen Smyth said the ...

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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 encouraging workfo...

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Aug 17, 2020
Have a plan to survive FIFO

Have a plan to survive FIFO

A former high performance AFL coach has lent his experience to the world of fly-in, fly-out. John Toomey is about to publish a book called ‘Mastering the FIFO Lifestyle’. John has form as ‘wellness thought leader’, having been the Richmond football club’s high performance coach during the ’90s. He has drawn on a range of philosophies and hard medical approaches to expla...

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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 Workers Union have called on Glencore to secure a future for worker...

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Aug 07, 2020
Smelter issue smouldering

Smelter issue smouldering

There’s pressure on Glencore to commit to the future of the Mount Isa Mines’ copper smelter. A four year extension is due for review this year. In the past, Glencore has made a decision to continue smelting copper contingent on operating under legacy environmental standards. The smelter and its stack are defining images for the city and Mayor Danielle Slade said the contributio...

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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 hours worked has decreased ...

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Jun 23, 2020
Adani marks Carmichael coal milestone

Adani marks Carmichael coal milestone

Adani has marked 12 months since the start of construction of its Carmichael coal and rail project with a visual wrap-up of project highlights. It includes this month’s awarding of a $350 million-plus civil construction contract to Queensland-based BMD. The BMD work package is expected to generate 600 jobs and the company says the majority of the workforce will come from Rockhamp...

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