Feb 25, 2018 Last Updated 10:02 AM, Feb 23, 2018

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WA mining jobs almost double in 12 months

mining equipAusBNAusBN - Western Australia’s resource industry has been handed a boost by the news that the number of jobs advertised for mining engineers has almost doubled in just over a year.

According to national industry body Engineers Australia, vacancies for mining engineers rose to 188 in April 2017, compared to just 101 in the same month of the previous year.

The report, which analyses Commonwealth Department of Employment figures, said: "In April 2017 there were more vacancies recorded for mining engineers than any other engineering occupation in WA."

The latest employment figures suggest that WA’s mining sector has weathered the storm of the recent commodities downturn, with higher investment figures also returning in the last year.

Association of Mining and Exploration Companies (AMEC) chief executive Simon Bennison said that there has been increased activity in the merger and acquisitions phase, particularly in the gold sector.

"I think that's creating opportunities for mining engineers and the other occupations like mining managers and so forth, that are associated with that transitional phase into production," said Bennison.

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