Mining job advertisements' high growth
THE growth of mining sector jobs has shot through the roof, according to the latest SEEK data.
The job advertisement company's figures for September showed a growth of 60% in the number of jobs advertised in the Mining, Resource and Energy industry.
It was the ninth consecutive month SEEK has recorded growth in this market.
Meanwhile, overall the number of job advertisements grew 12.1% between September 2016 and September 2017.
Kendra Banks, Chief Commercial Officer for SEEK Australia and New Zealand, said the Australian labour market remained strong this September, signalling favourable conditions for jobseekers.
"This growth in September was off a high base after advertising on SEEK this August returned to the highest levels seen since 2010," said Banks.
"Nationally, the industries that offered the most job opportunities on SEEK this September were Trades & Services, Information & Communication Technology [ICT] and Healthcare & Medical," Banks continued.
The fields across the Mining, Resources and Energy industry that had the most demand for workers on SEEK this September were:
- Mining Engineering & Maintenance
- Mining Operations
- Health, Safety & Environment
"Our latest SEEK Laws of Attraction research has uncovered that candidates in the Mining, Resources & Energy industry are placing an even greater emphasis on job security than they were five years ago, even though the industry is starting to recover after the mining boom collapse. However, salary and compensation remains the number one driver of attraction to work in this industry, followed by job security then work-life balance," Mr Banks said.
"Growth in advertising on SEEK was also enjoyed this September by Trades & Services [up 27 % y/y]; Engineering [up 22 % y/y]; and Construction industries [up 17 % y/y]. This reflects strong building construction and infrastructure spending across the country, including rail and road investments."