The Australian mining industry experienced a 33% drop in new job postings in Q3 2023 compared with the previous quarter, with the highest share accounted for by Orica with 683 job postings according to GlobalData’s analysis of mining company job postings. 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 Australian mining industry new job postings in Q3 2023, down by 30% over the prior quarter.

Architecture and Engineering Occupations drive mining industry hiring activity

Of the industry's total hiring activity, the highest number of new job postings were for Architecture and Engineering Occupations, which accounted for 11% of the total new job postings in Q3 2023 and were down by 54% year-on-year. Second highest were Construction and Extraction Occupations, which accounted for 10% and drop by 42% year-on-year, and third highest were Management Occupations, which were 5% of the new job postings and 5% lower year-on-year.

Top five companies in mining industry accounted for 44% of hiring activity

The highest number of jobs were posted by Orica with 683, followed by BHP with 367, while the highest increase was at Rio Tinto at 1%.

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This content was updated on 8 October 2023

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