Australian mining jobs surge

The Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) data released today confirms growing job opportunities in Australia’s world-class mining industry.

Across the mining industry, including oil and gas, average employment grew by 11 per cent – the equivalent of 23,794 jobs – in 2018-19.

This has been underpinned by substantial employment growth in metal ore mining, where strong growth in production and exports has substantially boosted job creation.

Australian mining continues to do the heavy lifting in generating highly paid, highly skilled jobs, particularly in regional and remote communities.

Continued jobs growth in Australia’s world-leading resources sector and exports relies on Federal and state governments to support policies that deliver greater investment, enabling Australian companies to be more productive.

MCA advocates faster project approvals, lower taxation and flexible workplace relations to help the mining industry deliver growth, support regional communities and increase Australian living standards.

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