The global mining industry experienced a 36% drop in new job postings related to future of work in Q2 2023 compared with the previous quarter, according to GlobalData’s Job Analytics. This compares to a 33% decrease versus Q2 2022. GlobalData’s Future of Work – Thematic Research report explains how the theme future of work is impacting the workforce across different sectors, it presents key technology, macroeconomic and regulatory trends, market size and growth forecasts for technologies that will play a key role in the theme. Buy the report here.

Notably, Architecture and Engineering Occupations jobs accounted for a 13% share of the global mining industry’s future of work-related total new job postings in Q2 2023, down 38% over the prior quarter.

Architecture and Engineering Occupations drive future of work-related hiring activity

Architecture and Engineering Occupations, with a share of 13%, emerged as the top future of work-related job roles within the mining industry in Q2 2023, with new job postings drop by 38% quarter-on-quarter. Computer and Mathematical Occupations came in second with a share of 12% in Q2 2023, with new job postings dropping by 40% over the previous quarter.

The other prominent future of work roles include Production Occupations with a 10% share in Q2 2023, Management Occupations with a 8% share of new job postings.

Top five companies in mining industry accounted for 36% of hiring activity

The top companies, in terms of number of new job postings tracked by GlobalData, as of Q2 2023 were ABB, Caterpillar, Cummins, Flowserve, and Orica. Together they accounted for a combined share of 36% of all future of work-related new jobs in the mining industry.

ABB posted 1,155 future of work-related new jobs in Q2 2023, Caterpillar 591 jobs, Cummins 344 jobs, Flowserve 250 jobs, and Orica 247 jobs, according to GlobalData’s Job Analytics.

Hiring activity was driven by the US with a 47.51% share of total new job postings, Q2 2023

The largest share of future of work-related new job postings in the mining industry in Q2 2023 was in the US with 47.51% followed by India (7.35%) and Canada (6.88%). The share represented by the US was two percentage points lower than the 49.39% share it accounted for in Q1 2023.

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This content was updated on 24 July 2023

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