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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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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 sectors is tipped to create ...

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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 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 March and May 2020. Queensland, the s...

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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 would be conducting interviews in Townsville over...

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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
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 major design contracts to three Queensland-based consulting teams as...

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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 the operation is called Ravenswood Gold and i...

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