Australia: West Australia is expecting to face shortfall up to 150,000 skilled workers by 2017

Posted on March 29, 2012 • Filed under: Australia, Expatriates, Travel News

The Roy Hill iron ore mine in the Pilbara region, which is expected to begin production in 2014/15, is one of the biggest resource projects underway in the booming Australian state. A spokesman for the development said earlier this week that around 2,000 Australians would be recruited for “highly paid” permanent positions by the time the mine opens, but that a further 8,000 workers could be needed during the construction period. Read article

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