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Mining jobs increase across Australia on the back of surging commodity prices

As activity and commodity prices across the resources sector ramp up, so too have job vacancies across Australia.

According to online jobs site Seek, there were 70 per cent more vacancies in the sector for the month of May alone, compared to 2016.

Mining job demand by state

South Australia
Rubber liners
Belt splicersSource: Hays Recruitment

That is reflected in the quarterly mining jobs report by global recruitment agency Hays.

Hays national head of mining Chris Kent said although jobs categories differed across states, the overriding theme was that the positions were in areas that impacted on efficiency and productivity.

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Author: Babs McHugh