Mining jobs increase creates opportunity for Sunshine Coast FIFO hub
Strong confidence in job creation in and around the Sunshine Coast has been demonstrated yet again as the region`s first fly-in fly-out service to the mines begins operation on 9th January 2012. Skytrans recently inked a deal with Rio Tinto Coal set to provide four flights per week which depart from the Sunshine Coast arriving at Clermont in Central Queensland. Other companies plan to take advantage of the new service with BHP Billiton joining at a later date.
MORE MINING JOBS ON THE WAY
An estimated 1000 mining jobs will be created through the new service, adding to the Coast’s existing Aergo charter flights to Middlemount, Clermont and Moranbah mine sites.
Skytrans’ south-east Queensland manager Steve Bellamy commented, “More and more people are wishing to work in the mines and this gives them the opportunity to do so,” He added, “Mining companies will now be looking to the Sunshine Coast for employees because these services are available”¦”
A spokesman for Registered Training Organisation, Industry Pathways, said the new service shows the confidence big mining companies have in their ability to source workers from the region. He added, “As far as employment is concerned, everything is being set in place and it`s just a matter of time before people in the region see more mining employment opportunities come their way.”ť
FIFO jobs for Sunshine Coast