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Workforce Scoping Study
RESA recently released its report on the Workforce Scoping Study
conducted on the Eyre Peninsula. The report estimates the
existing mines of OneSteel and Iluka will be joined by at least
seven new operations over the next five years. This opens
many opportunities for job seekers as employers hiring intentions
show a steady growth of around 400 resources jobs a year, over the
next five years. Conservative estimates of new jobs
associated with resources related construction and infrastructure
would lead to a further 3000 jobs in the same period.
If the seven projects studied include OneSteel's Project Magnet
in the Middleback Ranges; Iluka's Jacinth /Ambrosia in the Eucla
Basin on the West Coast; Iron Clad's Willchery Hill Stage 1 project
near Kimba; Iron Road at Warramboo; Centrex's Bungalow
prospect and Lower Eyre projects including the Eyre Iron venture at
Koppio; Lincoln Minerals Gum Flat Stage 1 and 2; Minotaur at
Poochera and Uranium SA's Samphire project.
MORE than 10,000
workers will be needed in the next five years for the mining
industry on the Eyre Peninsula
This number is on top of 25,000 workers already estimated as
needed for a larger Olympic Dam.
The Resources and Engineering Skills Alliance predicts up to
2000 jobs, needed directly in mining and processing, will be
created in the region over the next five years.
Its analysis of the potential resources sector workforce found
another 3000 jobs will be necessary in engineering support
A further three to four service jobs will be created for each
mining job, taking the total number of workers needed to at least
RESA Chief Executive Phil de Courcey said the stereotypical
image of a "mine employee being a burly male in a hard hat in dirty
clothes" could not be further from the truth.
"Research we conducted late last year covering opportunities in
Whyalla and the Eyre Peninsula identified careers such as
accountants, surveyors, various classes of engineers, environmental
scientists, laboratory workers and OH&S professionals as being
among the careers most likely to be in demand in the coming
decade," Mr de Courcey said.
He said the challenge was to plan ahead for recruitment.
CareerOne Editor Cara Jenkin
February 17, 2012 11:00PM