The global mining industry experienced a 20% rise in new job postings related to social responsibility in Q3 2022 compared with the previous quarter, according to GlobalData’s Jobs Analytics. This compares to a 20% increase in the previous quarter and an 125% increase versus Q3 2021.

Notably, Miscellaneous Engineers jobs accounted for a 4% share of the global mining industry’s social responsibility-related total new job postings in Q3 2022, up 17% over the prior quarter.

Miscellaneous Engineers drive social responsibility-related hiring activity

Miscellaneous Engineers, with a share of 4%, emerged as the top social responsibility-related job roles within the mining industry in Q3 2022, with new job postings rising by 17% quarter-on-quarter. Occupational Health and Safety Specialists and Technicians came in second with a share of 3% in Q3 2022, with new job postings rising by 18% over the previous quarter.

The other prominent social responsibility roles include Computer and Information Systems Managers with a 2% share in Q3 2022, Software and Web Developers, Programmers, and Testers with a 2% share of new job postings.

Top five companies in mining industry accounted for 42% of hiring activity

The top companies, in terms of number of new job postings tracked by GlobalData, as of Q3 2022 were ThyssenKrupp , Cummins , Komatsu and Eaton Corporation. Together they accounted for a combined share of 42% of all social responsibility-related active jobs in the mining industry.

ThyssenKrupp posted 1,851 social responsibility-related new jobs in Q3 2022, Cummins 1,757 jobs, Komatsu 1,337 jobs, and Eaton Corporation 830 jobs, according to GlobalData’s Job Analytics.

Hiring activity was driven by the US with a 49% share of total active job postings, Q3 2022

The largest share of social responsibility-related new job postings in the mining industry in Q3 2022 was in the US with 49% followed by Canada (10%) and Australia (10%). The share represented by the US was -2% lower than the 51% share it accounted for in Q2 2022.

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