More than 1000 job opportunities for resourceful and energetic Queenslanders

  • Posted 16 March, 2021
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16 March 2021

Mr Macfarlane said Queensland’s resources sector supported more than 420,000 jobs across the State, and despite COVID-19, international market conditions and commodity price fluctuations the sector was continuing to hire staff.

“The resources sector already supports one in six jobs across the state and is playing a central role in helping Queensland work, earn and employ its way through COVID,” Mr Macfarlane said.

“Right now the resources sector is offering more than 1000 opportunities for Queensland jobseekers, both in Brisbane and in the regions.”

According to online job portal Seek, there are currently more than 1000 vacancies in Queensland mining, resources and energy including:

  • 318 Brisbane
  • 297 Mackay and Coalfields
  • 82 Townsville
  • 63 Cairns and Far North
  • 59 Mount Isa
  • 57 Rockhampton and Capricorn Coast
  • 27 Gladstone
  • 27 Toowoomba and Darling Downs
  • 11 Bundaberg, Wide Bay-Burnett

Mr Macfarlane said the tireless work of the industry, in partnership with the Queensland Government and local councils, to ensure staff, their families and their communities remained safe during COVID-19 had ensured the industry could continue to operate and earn for Queensland.

“As an industry, we are working very hard and having increasing success in attracting more women, more Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders and more young Queenslanders to join our industry,” Mr Macfarlane said.

“The resources and energy sector uses cutting edge technology and is at the forefront of delivering the full energy mix, advanced manufacturing and renewable energy and battery storage technologies, so there is a lot to offer potential employees looking for new opportunities,” he said.

“I strongly encourage people who want to be part of an industry that is all about finding energy solutions to consider a career in resources.”

Media contact: Caroline Morrissey, 0417 770 893