The global mining industry experienced a 16% drop in new job postings related to environmental sustainability in Q3 2023 compared with the previous quarter, according to GlobalData’s Job Analytics. This compares to an 11% decrease versus Q3 2022. GlobalData’s Mining: Hiring Trends & Signals Q3 2023 report reveals comprehensive insights into hiring patterns, job roles, required skills, geographical trends, and key themes within the mining industry, facilitating anticipation of future workforce needs. Buy the report here.

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Notably, Architecture and Engineering Occupations jobs accounted for an 11% share of the global mining industry’s environmental sustainability-related total new job postings in Q3 2023, down 23% over the prior quarter.

Architecture and Engineering Occupations drive environmental sustainability-related hiring activity

Architecture and Engineering Occupations, with a share of 11%, emerged as the top environmental sustainability-related job roles within the mining industry in Q3 2023, with new job postings drop by 23% quarter-on-quarter. Management Occupations came in second with a share of 9% in Q3 2023, with new job postings dropping by 16% over the previous quarter.

The other prominent environmental sustainability roles include Production Occupations with a 7% share in Q3 2023, Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Occupations with a 7% share of new job postings.

Top five companies in mining industry accounted for 28% of hiring activity

The top companies, in terms of number of new job postings tracked by GlobalData, as of Q3 2023 were Rio Tinto, Enviri, ABB, Caterpillar, and Teck Resources. Together they accounted for a combined share of 28% of all environmental sustainability-related new jobs in the mining industry.

Rio Tinto posted 976 environmental sustainability-related new jobs in Q3 2023, Enviri 630 jobs, ABB 629 jobs, Caterpillar 475 jobs, and Teck Resources 456 jobs, according to GlobalData’s Job Analytics.

Hiring activity was driven by the US with a 43.55% share of total new job postings, Q3 2023

The largest share of environmental sustainability-related new job postings in the mining industry in Q3 2023 was in the US with 43.55% followed by Canada (15.20%) and Australia (13.36%). The share represented by the US was two percentage points higher than the 42.02% share it accounted for in Q2 2023.

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This content was updated on 8 October 2023

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