BOOM: there are currently 499 advertised positions by resource sector employers in Mackay and Coalfields.
BOOM: there are currently 499 advertised positions by resource sector employers in Mackay and Coalfields. Keagan Elder

JOBS BOOM: The sector advertising hundreds of jobs in Mackay

NEW data from the Queensland Resources Council shows there are currently 499 advertised positions by resource sector employers in the Mackay and Coalfields regions.

QRC chief executive Ian Macfarlane said across the state, there were 1360 resources, mining and energy sector positions on offer via seek.com.au.

"Already we know unemployment rates in mining regions are well below the state average. Mackay-Isaac-Whitsunday is below 5 per cent,” Mr Macfarlane said.

He said 980 of those advertised jobs paid more than $100,000 per annum.

"These are good jobs in a great industry in the best state of Australia,” Mr Macfarlane said.

The resources jobs figures came off the back of Queensland's trend unemployment rate increasing by 0.1 per cent to a two-year high of 6.3 per cent.

Mr Macfarlane said the QRC was surveying its member company CEOs to gauge their employment intentions.

The QRC will release those findings soon in its quarterly State of the Sector report.

Resources, mining and energy jobs advertised in Queensland:

  • Mackay and Coalfields 499
  • Brisbane 342
  • Gladstone and Central Queensland 125
  • Western Queensland 105
  • Townsville 83
  • Mount Isa 82
  • Rockhampton and Capricorn Coast 66
  • Toowoomba and Darling Downs 50
  • Cairns and Far North Queensland 43
  • Sunshine Coast 9
  • Bundaberg and Wide Bay 8

(Some roles are advertised in multiple regions)



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