Surge in mining jobs

Mining industry bodies have welcomed data released by the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) that confirms growing job opportunities within the sector.

Australian Mining is reporting that across the resources industry, which includes oil and gas, average employment grew by 11 per cent between 2018-2019, representing the equivalent of 23,794 jobs.

The surge has been underpinned by substantial growth in metal ore mining, where strong growth in production and exports has substantially boosted job creation.

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