Employment in Queensland’s resources sector has added an extra 5,730 jobs over the last 12 months – the equivalent of one new job every 90 minutes according to the latest Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) labour force data.
Queensland Resources Council Deputy Chief Executive Judy Bertram said the data reaffirmed the resources sector’s role as a key Queensland employer with new jobs in mining regions and Australia’s biggest mining town – Brisbane.
“This is good news for people working in the resources sector and more importantly people looking for work especially in regional Queensland. The resources sector has hundreds of vacancies looking for men and women to fill,” he said.
“Queensland’s resources sector supports more than 315,000 direct and indirect jobs. Resource jobs are long-term, well paid jobs and can provide education and training to advance employees into the next stage of their careers.
"We want to keep employing more Queenslanders and supporting more regional communities through local investment. To do that, it’s essential that we have clear and transparent rules and regulations.
The Queensland resources sector provides one in every six dollars in the Queensland economy, sustains one in eight Queensland jobs, and supports more than 16,400 businesses and community organisations across the State all from 0.1 percent of Queensland’s land mass.
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