Miners in need

WORKFORCE modelling by the Chamber of Minerals and Energy of Western Australia shows an extra 8049 skilled workers will be needed in the state’s resources sector over the next 12-18 months to meet economic recovery demand.

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Everingham said miners such as BHP, Fortescue Metals Group and Rio Tinto had already responded to the call to hire locals.

CME chief executive Paul Everingham said the skills migration to the state brought on by COVID-19 had been nothing short of phenomenal, with about 5000 interstate fly-in, fly-out workers making the