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By the end of 2022 the total number of people working in the State’s surging resources sector will surpass the peak of the mining boom as a new wave of projects are tipped to drive record job opportunities, according to modelling by the Australian Resources and Energy Group AMMA.

These predictions are based on the said 47 developments being established that will require 11,628 new operational employees by the end of 2026

“When considering the construction workforces required to build these projects and the flow-on effects throughout the supply chain, it’s reasonable to expect the true impacts of this investment pipeline to be well over 50,000 jobs.” Said AMMA chief executive Steve Knott.

Over the next six years 19 “committed” and 22 “likely” resources projects will boost the State’s direct resources workforce by 10.2% to nearly 126,000.

This data shows the huge opportunity for Australia’s resources and energy industry to lead the country’s economy and labour market out of the COVID-19 recession.” Said Mr Knott.

This is a brief summary of the article ‘All Aboard for the next resources boom’ by Stuart Mckinnon | The West Australian | Thursday 17th December 2020.

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