The WA Minerals and Energy sector is the state's largest export earner, contributing over $55b to the State's economy and providing employment for more than 215,000 people either directly or in associated businesses.
I recently attended the Australasian Talent Conference, with thanks to Mineblogger. So what was the hot topic of conversation amongst the countless professionals in HR and Recruitment fields across Australia who attended? Social media tools, and their use and implications for the recruitment process.
Use of these tools amongst Recruitment professionals is undoubtedly on the rise. Regular readers will be familiar with those that have been recommended by Mineblogger, including LinkedIn and the increasingly popular Twitter.
CITIC Pacific`s Sino Iron project is a world class, large-scale magnetite iron ore project located at Cape Preston, 100km south west of Karratha in Western Australia`s Pilbara region. It is the largest planned magnetite project in Australia. Further company details can be found at www.citicpacificmining.com.
Our regular readers will know we've been following the progress of INPEX's Ichthys Project since we launched. Recently, we blogged about the contract for the Front End Engineering and Design (FEED) of its liquefied natural gas plant at Blaydin Point in Darwin, Australia being awarded to the JKC Joint Venture, comprising JGC Corporation, KBR and Chiyoda Corporation.
Boulder Steel Limited were pleased to announce at the beginning of April, that the Queensland Government has declared their "Gladstone Steel Project" to be a "Significant Project" for which an Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) is required.
It's important to note, that a "Significant" project for which an EIS is required, does not mean approval of the project, but there are benefits of a streamlined approval process across the whole of government along with the beginning of the rigorous environmental impact assessment.
This week has obviously been a flurry of activity in the Job Market; there are a number of exciting opportunities being posted for candidates. For some, the time spent posting jobs or applying for jobs has not been spent wisely and not effective at all.
In the spirit of our values around our people being the foundation of our success and health & safety, this month we have started a trial of Pilates classes in the West Perth office, with the idea of rolling it out to other sites around the state that might be interested.
It has been very popular so far, with lots of positive feedback about the classes such as: