The Resource Channel, has received the ‘Community Interaction of the Year’ award for its Regional Fly In Fly Out (FIFO) Hub Initiative for the south east of South Australia.
Managing Director of The Resource Channel, Jody Elliott, says the award is a positive recognition of the FIFO Hub model, which has proven it can provide a highly cost effective and practical mechanism to engage Australians in the resource sector from regions that may not otherwise have that chance.
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A project has been launched in Australia to encourage more women, including those from overseas to seek jobs with us at Rio Tinto. Our "Digging for Diversity" recruitment programme aimed at diversifying our workforce and educating women about employment opportunities in the mining industry.
A shortage of jobs for skilled workers in the oil and gas sector earlier this year is “easing” according to an index of job opportunities posted online. The Hays Oil & Gas Global Job Index revealed a strong third quarter in 2012 despite some “economic and seasonal headwinds” for the industry.
There were 540 offshore oil rigs in the world last year and, by the end of 2012, the number should rise by 51 to 591, says Faststream Recruitment, a UK based firm that specialises in hiring for the shipping, oil and gas industry.
What jobs offer the highest pay? Investment banking is up there. So is specialist surgery.
We’re working hard to maintain our high safety standards, particularly when it comes to road safety and the impact we are having on local roads in the areas in which we work. Across the Project from Roma, along our pipeline route, to Gladstone, there are a number of large vehicles transporting equipment for our Project. Some of you may have also noticed the roadwork activity we are undertaking to improve the width, water drainage and surface quality on roads across the Maranoa Region.
There’s a feeling of déjà vu in Australia. One could be forgiven for thinking we’ve returned to 2008.
Commodity prices have fallen to the same levels as those experienced at the height of the global financial crisis, projects have been cancelled and suddenly the obsession with Australia’s skill shortage has turned to job losses.
A new study suggests that there is a wealth of skilled Australian workers that are being overlooked in the rush to import overseas labor through various visa schemes.
That assessment was part of newly released findings from a pilot model to create a regional fly in, fly out hub in South Australia.
Working in collaboration with the District Council of the south east region of South Australia, the pilot was developed and facilitated by leading jobs website for the Australian resource sector, The Resource Channel.