Northern Territory mining jobs back in strong demand
Summary: JOBS in the Northern Territory’s mining sector are back on the boil.....
Research from SEEK shows job advertisements in the mining, resources and energy sector are up 34 per cent year on year _ the largest rise across all employment areas in May.
The in-demand industry sectors were government and defence (up 29 per cent), community services and development (26 per cent) and engineering (25 per cent).
Mining, resources and energy experienced its strongest growth in Queensland, where SEEK job ads increased 46 per cent year on year, followed by the Northern Territory (45 per cent), Victoria (36 per cent), Western Australia (31 per cent), New South Wales (25 per cent) and South Australia (21 per cent).
Between 2012 and 2018, the portion dedicated to maintenance and operation increased from 63 per cent to 78 per cent, while the portion dedicated to exploration and geoscience surveying decreased from 17 per cent to 6 per cent.
NAB economist Kaixin Owyong said there had been a shift from capex (capital expenditure) hiring to opex (operational expenditure) hiring.
ManpowerGroup’s recent Employment Outlook Survey suggested mining and construction positivity would continue into the third quarter, too.
It revealed a seasonally-adjusted Net Employment Outlook — the portion of employers anticipating higher headcounts minus portion anticipating lower headcounts — of 10 per cent.