NEW YEAR, NEW JOBS IN THE QUEENSLAND RESOURCES SECTOR
7 January 2019
The Queensland Resources Council (QRC) is urging jobseekers on the hunt for a new career in 2019 to consider the lucrative options in the resources sector.
QRC Chief Executive Ian Macfarlane said the Queensland resources sector had been one of the state’s most important job creators in 2018, creating new opportunities especially in regional areas.
“The new year is a time when many people reflect on their career. Anyone looking for a well-paid, rewarding and long-term job in 2019 need look no further than the resources sector,” Mr Macfarlane said.
“The opportunities are there for the taking. There are currently about 800 vacancies in the energy and resources sector advertised online.
“Those jobs are spread right across our state, from the far north, to the west, to the south east corner.
“Many of the jobs are in our regional communities like Townsville, Mackay, Rockhampton and Toowoomba, meaning there’s opportunities for people who want a rewarding career closer to their home town.
“We want to continue to deliver the benefits that power our state and put money in the bank for all Queenslanders. To do that, the resources sector needs more workers with all types of skills.
“The Queensland resources sector is a consistent performer for the state’s economy. The most recent ABS figures showed that for the November quarter, resources jobs were up twenty per cent on the previous year.
“Continued investment in new resources projects and new exploration will be essential to help Queensland bring down its unemployment rate, which is currently the second highest in Australia.
“The resources sector will keep doing the heavy lifting for the Queensland economy, and will continue to deliver for all Queenslanders through $5 billion in royalty taxes and through regional investment.
“We look forward to welcoming new workers in the resources sector in 2019.”
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