Australia: QLD: Mines employ more people than at height of 2012 boom

A regional economic development expert says employment in Queensland's mining industry has surpassed figures at the height of the boom in 2012

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Australia: QLD: Mines employ more people than at height of 2012 boom

Unlike in other pandemic-affected industries, employment in the Queensland mining sector has steadily increased and it now employs more than 60,000 people, with 20,000 of them based in Central Queensland.

CQ University regional development expert John Rolfe said the level of employment in the sector had gradually rebuilt over the past five years.

"In Queensland, we're back over ... 60,000 people now, so we're back past where we were at the height of the mining boom in 2012."

Mr Rolfe said the figures did not include the indirect jobs that were linked to the industry.

"The mining industry in central Queensland is really important because not only does it employ ... over 20,000 people ... but it has a huge business spend for maintenances and parts and equipment for maintaining their operations," he said.

Read the full article via ABC NEWS: Queensland mines employ more people 'than at height of 2012 boom'

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