The global mining industry experienced a 23% rise in new job postings related to batteries in Q1 2023 compared with the previous quarter, according to GlobalData’s Job Analytics. This compares to a 67% increase versus Q1 2022. GlobalData’s Batteries – Thematic Research report provides an overview of the batteries market in terms of market size and expected growth up to 2030, its potential impact on different sectors, key alternative batteries and the competitive landscape. Buy the report here.

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Notably, Architecture and Engineering Occupations jobs accounted for a 17% share of the global mining industry’s batteries-related total new job postings in Q1 2023, up 22% over the prior quarter.

Architecture and Engineering Occupations drive batteries-related hiring activity

Architecture and Engineering Occupations, with a share of 17%, emerged as the top batteries-related job roles within the mining industry in Q1 2023, with new job postings rising by 22% quarter-on-quarter. Management Occupations came in second with a share of 9% in Q1 2023, with new job postings rising by 15% over the previous quarter.

The other prominent batteries roles include Computer and Mathematical Occupations with a 7% share in Q1 2023, Office and Administrative Support Occupations with a 7% share of new job postings.

Top five companies in mining industry accounted for 51% of hiring activity

The top companies, in terms of number of new job postings tracked by GlobalData, as of Q1 2023 were Schnitzer Steel Industries, Eaton, Caterpillar, Komatsu, and Mineral Resources. Together they accounted for a combined share of 51% of all batteries-related new jobs in the mining industry.

Schnitzer Steel Industries posted 202 batteries-related new jobs in Q1 2023, Eaton 201 jobs, Caterpillar 128 jobs, Komatsu 123 jobs, and Mineral Resources 120 jobs, according to GlobalData’s Job Analytics.

Hiring activity was driven by the US with a 51.35% share of total new job postings, Q1 2023

The largest share of batteries-related new job postings in the mining industry in Q1 2023 was in the US with 51.35% followed by Australia (19.31%) and Canada (6.79%). The share represented by the US was seven percentage points lower than the 58.73% share it accounted for in Q4 2022.

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