Forecast of Australian minerals industry labour needs

The Minerals Council of Australia (MCA) has released a research report prepared by the National Institute of Labour Studies (NILS) of Flinders University on the Labour Force Outlook for the Australian Minerals Sector to 2020. MCA Director of Education and Training, Chris Fraser, said “the ‘super cycle’ of global demand for our products is expected to continue for at least another decade or more and differs from the traditional drivers of commodity cycles as the demand is driven by an underlying structural adjustment in the global economy. Consequently, the strong growth in employment that has been experienced in recent years is projected to continue with growth of a further 68 per cent between 2008 and 2020.” (more…)

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