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Why engage with a recruitment company?

Why engage with a recruitment company?

A recruitment company is no doubt a helpful resource, whether you’re a candidate looking for a job in the resources or other industry, or if you are a client looking for appropriate team members.

Check yourself and your mates this festive season

Check yourself and your mates this festive season

Creating a positive work environment is not just up to the workers; it should be a two-way street where mining companies in Australia and others in the industry place mental health at the forefront of their operations.

What skills are the resources industry craving?

What skills are the resources industry craving?

In the next 18 months, the mining industry is predicted to need around 8,000 skilled workers across Western Australia.

How to cash in on mining jobs in Australia.

How to cash in on mining jobs in Australia.

In the next 18 months, the mining industry is predicted to need around 8,000 skilled workers across Western Australia.

Fortescue, Rio Tinto prices rally

Fortescue, Rio Tinto prices rally

Australian iron ore majors such as Fortescue, BHP and Rio Tinto have all received a significant boost to their share prices in the wake of Vale’s tailings dam woes.

Iron ore on way to $US100/tonne

Iron ore on way to $US100/tonne

The global iron ore price is expected to temporarily rise above $US100 ($138) per tonne due to fallout from Vale’s recent tailings dam disaster in Brazil.

Labor plans to stop Wallarah 2 coal

Labor plans to stop Wallarah 2 coal

Wyong Coal’s long-gestating Wallarah 2 coal project in New South Wales may have secured a federal government approval, but the project could still be nixed if Labor wins the next state election.

Fortescue prices climb

Fortescue prices climb

Fortescue prices climb as West Pilbara Fines delight China Fortescue Metals Group is making a strong first impression with its higher grade product in China as prices for iron ore have increased for the miner.

Yancoal targets NSW growth

Yancoal targets NSW growth

Chinese-controlled Yancoal plans to ramp up optimisation and exploration work at its Tier 1 assets in New South Wales to meet rising consumer demand for high-quality coal.

Rio Tinto iron ore production rises

Rio Tinto iron ore production rises

Rio Tinto’s iron ore shipments from the Pilbara in Western Australia have remained strong in 2018 with a 2 per cent increase on 2017 to 338 million tonnes.

South32 strengthens Illawarra coal

South32 strengthens Illawarra coal

South32 strengthens Illawarra coal performance off longwall improvements The company’s production reached 3.8 million tonnes at Illawarra in the December 2018 half year, representing a 106 per cent increase on the same half a year earlier.

Two short-listed for Lumsden Point

Two short-listed for Lumsden Point

Long-awaited plans to develop new port facilities at Port Hedland have moved a step closer with two companies short-listed to work up more detailed proposals.

Impact of automation ‘very positive’

Impact of automation ‘very positive’

The transformation of mine sites into fully automated operations will bring great benefits to workers, including the removal of conditions attached to fly-in fly-out (FIFO) work, technical recruitment services provider Fircroft has reinforced.

Construction starts on WA’s largest

Construction starts on WA’s largest

Albemarle Corp has entered the new year by launching construction of its Kemerton lithium hydroxide conversion site in Western Australia.

Pilbara Minerals expand Pilgangoora

Pilbara Minerals expand Pilgangoora

Pilbara Minerals is moving forward with its planned expansion of the Pilgangoora lithium-tantalum project in Western Australia thanks to recent funding developments with Chinese and South Korean companies.

Fitzroy targets inexperienced

Fitzroy targets inexperienced

Fitzroy Australia Resources plans to fill half of the jobs it is creating at the Ironbark No. 1 coal project in Queensland with workers who are new to the mining industry. The company will require more than 350 workers at the coking coal operation near Moranbah and has earmarked 50 per cent of the roles for mining rookies.

Australia set to move on lithium

Australia set to move on lithium

Australia set to move on lithium battery opportunity The Australian Government looks ready to play a part in helping the country capitalise on its potential as a manufacturer of lithium-ion batteries.

SIMPEC secures contract at Rio Tinto

SIMPEC secures contract at Rio Tinto

SIMPEC has been awarded a $4 million contract at Rio Tinto’s $US579 million ($787 million) Robe River joint venture project, West Angelas, in the Pilbara.

Cadia East bounces back

Cadia East bounces back

Cadia East bounces back as Australia’s top gold producer Newcrest Mining’s Cadia East operation in New South Wales has taken top spot as Australia’s largest gold producer in the September quarter as it edged closer to a full recovery from the tailings dam wall collapse in March.

Lithium Australia waste battery

Lithium Australia waste battery

Lithium Australia creates waste battery material in world-first process

MinRes reveals $1.6bn Agreement

MinRes reveals $1.6bn Agreement

Albemarle Corporation has secured an exclusivity agreement with Mineral Resources (MinRes) to potentially acquire half of the Wodgina lithium project in Western Australia for $US1.15 billion ($1.58 billion).

COAL DEMAND STRONG: REPORT

COAL DEMAND STRONG: REPORT

DEMAND for coal will continue to grow through to 2040, according to the latest World Energy Outlook (WEO) report by The International Energy Agency (IEA).

Indonesian miner bids for Stanmore

Indonesian miner bids for Stanmore

Stanmore Coal is the target of a $240 million takeover offer from a subsidiary of Indonesia’s Golden Energy and Resources.

Pink diamond sells for world record

Pink diamond sells for world record

Pink diamond sells for world record price Categorised as fancy vivid pink, the 18.96-carat diamond, named Pink Legacy, reached 50.3 million Swiss francs ($68.8 million) at the Magnificent Jewels auction run by Christie’s in Geneva, Switzerland. This priced the diamond at around $3.6 million per carat.

Mining leads Australia’s job growth

Mining leads Australia’s job growth

The mining, resources and energy industry has joined healthcare and IT as one of the top three drivers of job ad growth in Australia.

Annual wage growth highest in 3 yrs

Annual wage growth highest in 3 yrs

Hourly pay rates across Australia rose 2.3 per cent in the 12 months to September, the highest annual growth rate in three years.

Silver Lake bids for Doray Minerals

Silver Lake bids for Doray Minerals

Silver Lake Resources and Doray Minerals have launched plans to merge. Should the deal go ahead, the merged company will have a total estimated market capitalisation of $421 million. Both Doray and Silver Lake’s boards have unanimously recommended the transaction.

Record Argyle Pink Diamond tender

Record Argyle Pink Diamond tender

Rio Tinto has broken records at a recent tender of Argyle Pink Diamonds. The tender featured 63 rare pink, red and violet diamonds from the Argyle mine in the Kimberley, Western Australia, including six hero diamonds named Magnificent Argyle.

QLD coal mine to deliver 350 jobs

QLD coal mine to deliver 350 jobs

Fitzroy Australia Resources’ Ironbark No. 1 coking coal mine has received approval from the Queensland Government in a move expected to create 350 local jobs.

BHP to pay $US10.4b to shareholders

BHP to pay $US10.4b to shareholders

BHP has announced that it will return $US10.4 billion ($14.7 million) to shareholders at a price of 38 cents per share.

Thiess wins $1.2bn contract with BHP

Thiess wins $1.2bn contract with BHP

CIMIC-owned Thiess has secured a $1.2 billion mining services contract at the Mt Arthur coal operation in the Hunter Valley, New South Wales.

NRW’s Action Drill & Blast

NRW’s Action Drill & Blast

NRW Holdings subsidiary Action Drill & Blast has been awarded two Western Australian contracts worth a combined $24.5 million by leading miners, Talison Lithium and BHP.

Rio Tinto, Hancock

Rio Tinto, Hancock

Rio Tinto, Hancock Prospecting launch fourth Hope Downs development. Hope Downs, in the Pilbara of Western Australia, is already comprised of three major open pit mines – Hope 1 North, Hope 1 South and Hope 4 – producing high-grade lump and fines products. Baby Hope is around four kilometres south-west of the Hope Downs 1 South deposit, and immediately north of the Lang Hancock rail line.

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