Is the mining industry picking up? It seems that it is, but an upward turn can take time and patience. This can be especially frustrating for job seekers in mining who have had a very tough time in recent years, due to the massive job shedding that has gone hand in hand in with the downturn in mining.
The good news though is that it does seem that there may finally be some light at the end of the tunnel for those in mining and especially for job seekers.
There are reports in various regions worldwide including Australia that things are starting to improve and that job vacancies are finally starting to rise. This is good news for job seekers who have desperately needed a boost and for job numbers to start increasing.
Engineering has as a whole always been a candidate driven field, with a skills shortage in many regions such as in Canada, where an estimated 20% of engineers are over 55 years old and nearing retirement age.
Things have however been extremely tough worldwide in mining for some years now, and the steep drop in oil prices, which slowed economic growth has even impacted the engineering sector dramatically, and resulted in the number of engineering jobs available in mining to decline over the course of 2016. For this reason engineers in mining have had a tough year and jobs have been scarce, with limited opportunities in comparison to previous years.
The good news however is that job vacancies for engineers in mining seem to be starting to improve in 2017, with the numbers from January 2017 to April 2017 increasing quite significantly.
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