Mining and resources job ads skyrocket

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Resources, mining, and energy is the job category that is recording the highest growth, according to the latest report published by recruitment website Seek


The report issued last week shows that jobs in this sector are up 35 per cent, compared to twelve months ago.

Overall new job ad growth continued to be strong in March, recording a 16.2 per cent increase from March last year. The science and technology sector also saw an increase of 20 per cent year-on-year

When it comes to rolling annual growth rates for new job ads; Victoria is the clear winner - accounting for 29 per cent of growth nationally, whereas NSW accounts for 27 per cent. This pattern is reflected in Victoria pulling ahead of NSW in seven out of the past 12 months in terms of  new job ad growth.

In terms of why this is happening, Seek Australasian Managing Director Kendra Banks says that it’s worth taking population growth into account when it comes to job ad growth.

"Changes in population size are generally a forward indicator of spending and growth, especially in terms of investment in roads, schools and wider infrastructure," she says.

"This investment will generally result in increased jobs across a number of sectors, especially when a population is increasing steadily, as it is in Victoria."

The most recent data show that Victoria’s population is growing at 2.4 per cent annually, partly driven by the steadily increasing level of domestic migration into the state, and is outpacing NSW where the population is growing at an average rate of 1.6 per cent.




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