Mining jobs increase during pandemic

Employment in the mining sector has remained strong during the COVID-19 pandemic, according to a Minerals Council of Australia study.

Australian Mining is reporting Western Australia and Queensland led the way, increasing their share of job advertisements in the mining industry during the March quarter.

The states lifted their share of trades and skilled mining job advertisements during the period by 4 and 5 per cent, respectively.

Fly-in, fly-out (FIFO) roles also experienced an increase to 22.8 per cent, surging above its long-term average of 18.2 per cent.

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