Mining spurring Qld jobs growth

JOB ads for the mining, resource and energy industry sectors were up 84% year-on-year in June, with the mining states of Queensland and Western Australia displaying signs of recovery, according to employment group Seek.
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Lou Caruana

Queensland experienced the largest advertising growth on Seek of all the states and territories this June, up 5.2% month-on-month and 17.9% year-on-year, Seek Australia managing director Michael Ilczynski . 

“This annual pace of growth across Queensland is now the strongest since the mining boom peak in 2011,” he said.

The pick-up in advertising across Queensland has been strong in Mackay & the Coalfields and is up 88% year-on-year.

“The mining, resources and energy industry enjoyed the largest growth in job advertising in Queensland [up 109% year-on-year], while trades and services offered the most job opportunities [up 46% year-on-year].