The Australian resources and energy sector will need 24,400-plus new workers by 2026 to support its pipeline of 98 new and expansion projects, according to the Australian Resources and Energy Group (AMMA).
AMMA outlined this need in Thursday’s release of the Resources and Energy Forecast (2021-2026) report, which found the mining industry’s most in-demand occupation for this period will be plant operators, requiring a whopping 9233 workers.
This was followed by 3014 heavy diesel fitters and 4484 engineers, geologists and other technical roles.
The statistics are based on the 98 projects, which are worth a combined $83.8 billion, being either “committed” or considered “likely” by the Australian Department of Industry to be completed by 2026.
AMMA chief executive Steve Knott said the number of jobs in the pipeline would almost double once the construction workforce required to build these projects, plus other flow-on jobs are considered.
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