The Australian mining industry experienced a 31% drop in new job postings in Q2 2023 compared with the previous quarter, with the highest share accounted for by Cummins with 468 job postings according to GlobalData’s analysis of mining company job postings. GlobalData’s Digging Deeper into Sustainability: Key Disruptive Forces in Mining report explores disruptive forces and innovation in the sector. It offers insights into the latest trends, deals, patents, and real-world innovations. Buy the report here.
Notably, Architecture and Engineering Occupations jobs accounted for a 12% share of the Australian’s mining industry new job postings in Q2 2023, down by 37% over the prior quarter.
Architecture and Engineering Occupations drive mining 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 12% of the total new job postings in Q2 2023 and were down by 49% year-on-year. Second highest were Construction and Extraction Occupations, which accounted for 9% and drop by 40% year-on-year, and third highest were Office and Administrative Support Occupations, which were 20% of the new job postings and 6% higher year-on-year.
Top five companies in mining accounted for 40% of hiring activity
The highest number of jobs were posted by Cummins with 468, followed by Glencore with 461, while the highest increase was at Orica at 64%.
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