The median age of a worker in the mining industry is 40 years, so it’s important now to consider the specific needs of a workforce over 40.
Rio Tinto is set to back the development of a childcare centre in Tom Price in the Pilbara region of Western Australia with $5 million in funding.
Embracing new technologies in the resources industries could add $74 billion to the Australian economy by 2030 and create over 80,000 local jobs.
The Queensland Government has put a ban on eight more large resource projects to employ a fully fly-in, fly-out (FIFO) workforce, taking the number of projects affected by this ruling to 69.
A growing number of companies globally are looking to electrify their mines as an attractive way to reduce costs, improve energy efficiency and steward their licence to operate. Mine electrification is increasingly viewed as a solution to reduce the steady increase of energy costs, which make up one-third of a mining company’s total cost base, … Continue reading Electrification gains priority on mining agenda
The number of employers offering the non-financial benefits employees want the most has fallen, in tandem with a reduction in the value of salary increases year on year.
Rio Tinto has backed the Western Australian Government’s election commitment and first-ever strategy for enhancing the state’s science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) capabilities.
More than half of Australians expect a pay rise this year, creating tension when employers plan to offer a reduced increase.
Over 350 people (18 per cent) out of 1987 polled by Hays in Australia reported automation has impacted their job significantly, with their duties changing or their role becoming redundant.
The benefits of mine digitisation on the workforce are more positive than some people might have realised, considering the removal of work conditions associated with fly-in fly-out (FIFO) work.
Riggers and labourers showed the highest recovery in job demand since the mining and resources sector displayed its first signs of improvement in mid 2016, reported DFP.