It was followed by government and defence (up 29 per cent), community services and development (26 per cent) and engineering (25 per cent).
Mining, resources and energy experienced its strongest growth in Queensland, where SEEK job ads increased 46 per cent year on year, followed by the Northern Territory (45 per cent), Victoria (36 per cent), Western Australia (31 per cent), New South Wales (25 per cent) and South Australia (21 per cent).
Despite the growth, the sector had not returned to its old self.
The type of roles being advertised had changed significantly over the past six years.
Between 2012 and 2018, the portion dedicated to maintenance and operation increased from 63 per cent to 78 per cent, while the portion dedicated to exploration and geoscience surveying decreased from 17 per cent to 6 per cent. Read more…