According to data from Australian job portal SEEK.com.au the mining industry is experiencing a resurgence thanks to a boost in job offerings.
At a national level, the mining, resources and energy industry enjoyed the greatest job ad growth of all Australian industries on Seek in February, up 66 per cent YOY.
Western Australia and Queensland were the largest areas of growth, with job ads up 57% and 69% respectively.
SEEK’s data also indicates that mining roles were the highest in demand, with more than 500 roles currently available in Western Australia alone.
Seek managing director Michael Ilczynski said a recruitment trend had appeared in the mining industry as the volume of jobs ads continued to rise.
“A sustained hiring trend we’re seeing at present, is a demand for multi-skilled mining professionals that also possess ‘softer skills’, such as team leadership and communication. Hirers are looking for people that fulfil duties beyond the specific job requirements,” Ilczynski said.