Amid tighter restrictions with the Covid-19 response, half of the 800 job vacancies in Queensland’s resources and energy sector were listed in the last fortnight on employment website SEEK.
Queensland Resources Council Chief Executive Ian Macfarlane said while the resources sector was working tirelessly with government, its suppliers and communities to slow the spread of Covid-19, companies were still hiring.
“Before Covid-19, one in seven Queensland jobs – or 372,000 full-time equivalent jobs – were supported by the resources sector,” Mr Macfarlane said.
“Covid-19 and the restrictions have caused widespread job losses and underemployment.
“The resource sector is hiring and those job vacancies are across the State.”
There are 799 job vacancies in the Queensland resources, mining and energy sector advertised on SEEK, with 420 of those positions advertised in the last fortnight.
The vacant positions are advertised in the following regions:25 in Cairns and Far North
- 41 in Townsville
- 48 in Mount Isa
- 52 in Western Queensland
- 305 in Mackay and Coalfields
- 75 in Rockhampton and Capricorn Coast
- 177 in Gladstone and Central Queensland
- 11 in Toowoomba and Darling Downs
- 141 in Brisbane
Some job vacancies are advertised in multiple regions.