In a report prepared by the National Resources Sector Employment Taskforce (NRSET) a few months back, according to new estimates, 61,500 new operational jobs will be created in the mining sector by 2015 as a result of increased production to keep up with demand from Asia; and tens of thousands more in the construction stages. Construction jobs were expected to peak at 45,000 in 2012 with a focus on technicians, tradespeople, machinery operators and drivers. The report also stated that it is expected to see a shortfall of 1,700 mining engineers and 3,000 geoscientists over the next five years.
For those of you who have been thinking about securing a job within the mining sector, now would be a good time to commence the process. Over the past month, I have had an influx of new clients targeting a wide variety of jobs within the mining sector, in particular, those looking at plant operator type roles. The time is now!