African Expatriate Salaries Back on the Rise…

SALARIES for expatriates currently working in Africa are trending upwards after 85% of mining companies increased wages in 2017 according to African-specialist HR consultancy firm Globe 24-7.

Top 7 tips for working in Africa

The mining sector in Africa is rapidly growing again. Junior mining companies are starting their first projects, bigger mining houses are expanding current operations as well as starting new prospective projects.

Australian Mining Companies Are Unlocking the People Puzzle in Africa

Download the full ‘Mini-Report: The People Puzzle – Mining Talent for Mining Companies‘

Globe Competency Assurance awarded contract with PT Petrosea Tbk in West Papua, Indonesia

Globe CA has been awarded a contract with PT Petrosea Tbk

Mining in Mexico: a wise investment?

At lunch today a colleague posed the question, would you invest in a Mexican mining enterprise? My answer: I honestly don’t have a clue.

Stornoway signs impacts and benefits agreement for the Renard Diamond Project

Stornoway Diamond Corporation (TSX:SWY) is pleased to announce that it has entered into an Impacts and Benefits Agreement for the Renard Diamond Project with the Cree Nation of Mistissini ("CNM") and the Grand Council of the Crees (Eeyou Istchee) / Cree Regional Authority ("GCC(EI)/CRA").

Doug Casey: "It's a dead-man-walking economy"

In an interview with Louis James, the inimitable Doug Casey throws cold water on those celebrating the economic recovery.

CREECO and Dumas Sign Strategic Partnership Agreement

Cree Regional Economic Enterprises Company Inc. (“CREECO Inc.”) and Dumas Contracting Ltd. (“Dumas”) announced today that they have formed an alliance by signing a strategic partnership agreement.

EPA guidance for coal mining permits impacts jobs and economic activity throughout Appalachia

“America’s coal mining communities are deeply concerned by the impact of policy announced by EPA on coal mining permits, employment and economic activity throughout Appalachia. This is a sweeping regulatory action that affects not only all coal mining in the region, but also other activities with the potential to impact Appalachian stream quality, according to EPA [...]

Rio Tinto Terminates Employment Of Convicted Staff

Rio Tinto said Monday that in accordance with its company policies, it will terminate the employment of the four Shanghai-based employees convicted of bribery and spying charges, saying in a statement the evidence it had reviewed in relation to the bribery charges pointed to "deplorable" conduct that was "at odds" with its ethical culture.

Employing on visa

International Longwall News reports that THE number of employment positions for skilled workers in the mining industry is once again starting to blow out in proportion to the candidates available to fill them….more at International […]

Avalon wins environmental and social responsibility award for Thor Lake rare earth project

Avalon Rare Metals received the 2010 Environmental & Social Responsibility Award at the Prospectors and Developers Association of Canada (PDAC) convention in Toronto last week for its community engagement efforts during the exploration of its Nechalacho rare earth elements deposit in Thor Lake, Northwest Territories. This included encouraging skills training and employment opportunities for aboriginal [...]

On the move in 2010

THE coal mining employment market is looking rosier in 2010 as new underground mines are developed and infrastructure projects boom, which is good news for employers on the lookout and employees getting itchy feet……more at […]

Rio Tinto Alcan to cut 350 jobs in France during structural reorganization

The job losses will be spread among seven French locations. Initial efforts will be to reduce employment through voluntary departures.

New US labour-backed study supports economic, energy benefits of coal

A new study backed by major labour unions concluded that clean coal technologies can help usher in a US economic boon, boost the nation’s energy security and successfully manage carbon dioxide emissions. The study, Employment and Other Economic Benefits from Advanced Coal Electric Generation with Carbon Capture and Storage Technologies, found that building up to [...]

Employment outlook to remain weak until next year

Employment in South Africa would remain ?weak? until 2010, with the overall employment environment having become ?much more negative? in the first quarter of 2009, recruitment and market research firm Adcorp Holdings reported on Wednesday. The

NMA speaks out on coal mine safety and climate change

Underground coal mine operators are moving aggressively to comply with the Mine Improvement and New Emergency Response (MINER) Act of 2006 at the same time as they voluntarily push to formalise new risk management practices […]

NMA speaks out on coal mine safety and climate change

Underground coal mine operators are moving aggressively to comply with the Mine Improvement and New Emergency Response (MINER) Act of 2006 at the same time as they voluntarily push to formalise new risk management practices designed to help the industry identify, eliminate and manage conditions and practices that have the greatest potential to cause injury, [...]

Increased uranium production and exploration in the USA

A new report recently released by the US Energy Information Administration (EIA) documents various US uranium trends, including an upswing in exploration, production and employment in 2007. EIA’s Domestic Uranium Production Report, released May 13, […]