Coping in the early days of FIFO/DIDO: We all cope differently when things get tough. Some need more contact; others prefer to withdraw. If your partner seems distant and keen to get off the phone in the early days, try not to take it personally.
West Australia's newspaper, The Weekend West featured sound advice - collected from senior HR representatives from companies like Rio Tinto and Calibre Global - this past weekend on landing a job in the Australian mining industry:
Have you ever wondered what industry and government are doing about filling the skills shortage void? We have the definitive guide for you here.
If the 272 projects in the pipeline in mining, oil and gas are to proceed, Australia needs skills and lots of them. The number of new entrants required for the Australian resource sector fluctuates anywhere between 70,000 to 200,000, depending on which latest government, industry or media report you read.
Recommendation 5.1 – National strategy to enhance language, literacy and numeracy skills of job seekers
This initiative is being led by the Department of Industry, Innovation, Science, Research and Tertiary Education (DIISRTE).
DIISRTE will chair the Foundation Skills Working Group to develop the National Foundation Skills Strategy for Adults. The strategy will be submitted to the Standing Council on Tertiary Education, Skills and Employment (SCOTESE) at the end of 2011.