The US mining industry experienced a 32% drop in new job postings in Q2 2023 compared with the previous quarter, with the highest share accounted for by Caterpillar with 1,848 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, Production Occupations jobs accounted for an 11% share of the US’s mining industry new job postings in Q2 2023, down by 32% over the prior quarter.
Production Occupations drive mining hiring activity
Of the industry's total hiring activity, the highest number of new job postings were for Production Occupations, which accounted for 11% of the total new job postings in Q2 2023 and were down by 31% year-on-year. Second highest were Architecture and Engineering Occupations, which accounted for 9% and drop by 38% year-on-year, and third highest were Management Occupations, which were 18% of the new job postings and 30% lower year-on-year.
Top five companies in mining accounted for 27% of hiring activity
The highest number of jobs were posted by Caterpillar with 1,848, followed by Cummins with 1,586, while the highest increase was at Orica at 12%.
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