ACCORDING to DFP Recruitment, job vacancies in the resource industry are continuing to open up, with its Mining and Resources Job Index recording a 3.7% rise in September.

This marks the third successive rise, increasing job opportunities 10% for the quarter.

Highlights from the Index include:

  • Temporary/contractor job vacancies led the increase again in September, rising another 7.0%. Temporary and contract vacancies are now up 21.5% over the past quarter.
  • The permanent job index continues to show tentative signs of recovery, up in September by 1.1% and now up by 9.4% from this time last year.
  • Western Australia’s improvement continued, up by 2.2% in September and is now up by 17.4% over 12 months.
  • Queensland’s results are finally heading in the right direction with another strong rise in September of 8.2% and now up by 16.9% over six months.
  • Coal mining was the biggest mover in September up by 16.9% – its third consecutive rise.
  • The Oil and gas sector also had its biggest increase since the DFP Index began in 2013, with a 9% rise in September.
  • Opportunities in operational management and engineering are still subdued.
  • Vacancies are consistently increasing for frontline trades and operators and it remains the strongest performing occupational category.

Click here to view the September 2016 DFP Mining & Resources Job Index.