Queensland is facing a critical shortage of mining workers including welders, fitters, construction workers and miners in the next three years. Check out which mining projects need the most workers
A report by Pit Crew Consulting studied 111 major projects either planned or under way in QLD worth $133 billion and found significant labour shortages will be felt from next year.
The critical shortages come despite plans by the Federal Government to find up to 70,000 skilled mining workers to fill vacancies in the next few years.
At least 10,000 of those mining jobs will be soaked up by the Gorgon liquefied gas plant in Western Australia but there is also expected to be further†mining jobs created by†Australia wide†gas and resources projects over the next ten years.
Pit Crew Consulting said overall the demand for construction labour on major projects in Qld is forecast to increase by around 20% over the next 3 years, however some skills will be in greater demand than others.
For instance there will be a heavy demand for metal trades and electricians in the mining industry.
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