40,000 Workers Needed For Western Australia's Mining And Resources Sector
$140b worth of projects on the line
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Western Australia’s mining and resources sector could need as many as 40,000 additional workers by 2023.
The Chamber of Minerals and Energy of WA’s (CMEWA) new research found a significant skill shortage was set to worsen as the sector grew.
From truck drivers moving material to highly technical experts, the work force would require a substantial increase in trained professionals to ensure that the $140 billion worth of projects on the agenda were accomplishable.
CMEWA Chief Executive, Paul Everingham, said they were going to need workers with experience across a number of roles.
"Currently the sector employs about 140,000 people directly in Western Australia and by the mid-point of 2023, we’re going to need to employ about 180,000 people. That’s a growth of 40,000 in quite a short amount of time."
- Paul Everingham
40,000 Workers Needed For Western Australia Mining and Resources Sector
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