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Job Market for engineers reshapes as mining requirements shift focus

February 28, 2013 • Mining & ResourcesComments (0)

Mature aged engineers are returning to work and professionals are leaving the West and heading back home to Melbourne, Sydney and Brisbane. These are the information that were gathered based on the latest Clarius Skills Index, which  indicated that the market for engineers is reshaping along with the changes in mining requirements and a rush …

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Marius Kloppers to Retire as CEO of BHP Billiton, Andrew Mackenzie to Take on the Role

February 21, 2013 • Mining & ResourcesComments (0)

The Board of BHP Billiton yesterday announced that Marius Kloppers will retire as Chief Executive Officer and a Director of BHP Billiton on 10 May 2013 , with Andrew Mackenzie to succeed him and join the Board on that date. Marius will retire from the Group

Mining Australia Expo Held in Perth

February 13, 2013 • Mining & ResourcesComments (0)

It’s on again, the Mining Australia Exhibition will be held in Perth, Western Australia at Belmont Park Racecourse on the 20th, 21st & 22nd March 2013. Being held for the fourth time at Belmont Park, the expo is the ‘must not miss’ event on

Mining Jobs will be OK for the Next Five Years, Manufacturing to Shrink Further

February 5, 2013 • Mining & Resources, UncategorizedComments (0)

More than one in every ten new jobs created in the next five years in Australia will be in the mining sector, with 103,700 jobs to be available, according to News.com.au. The 2011 estimate was 5.3 percent or about one in twenty jobs, at a time when investor

BHP Billiton Donates AUD $1 Million to Queensland Flood Relief

February 1, 2013 • Mining & ResourcesComments (0)

BHP Billiton has donated AUD $1 million to the Red Cross Queensland Flood Appeal to assist communities affected by the recent floods, the company announced on their website yesterday. The contribution will be sourced from the BHP Billiton Sustainable

Manufacturing Leader Warns of Severe Gas Shortage in Australia

January 22, 2013 • Mining & ResourcesComments (0)

Lindsay Partridge, Managing Director of clay and concrete products manufacturer Brickworks, has warned of a gas crisis in Australia, as export-first policies prompt locally produced gas to be shipped to other countries, according to a report on ABC News. Mr.

Rare Earth is Rare Opportunity for Australia

January 11, 2013 • Mining & ResourcesComments (0)

Australia is poised to cash in on worldwide demand for rare earth elements in the wake of China’s reported export restrictions on the highly prized commodities.  China has dominated the world in terms of supply and demand of rare earth elements but