Queensland’s resources sector is powering jobs growth across the State with mines re-opening, exploration surging and exports rising said the Queensland Resources Council (QRC).
QRC Chief Executive Ian Macfarlane said the State’s most valuable export is delivering more than 3,500 jobs across Queensland in 2018 after a sustained uplift in the global economy.
“Resources account for about 80 per cent of Queensland’s exports and over the last two years the sector has benefitted from elevated prices and a strong tailwind from larger volumes,” Mr Macfarlane said.
“With confidence returning, new projects are emerging, old mines are being extended and mothballed mines are coming back online. We’re seeing strong investment in new gas fields and all this activity is leading to highly skilled and highly paid jobs. SEEK has more than 1,400 vacancies in mining, resources and energy in Queensland with more than half paying $100,000 or more.
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Source: Queensland Resources Council