The resources and energy sector led Australia’s year-on-year rise in job advertisements. according to the latest report released by SEEK.

The sector continued its upward trend in jobs, with a further rise of 0.8% in July. This represented the sector’s 14th consecutive monthly rise in vacancies, confirming other evidence of a strong revival in the mining sector, with impacts for real estate in key regional centres.

These vacancies were headed by demand in permanent roles, which posted a further increase of 1.5% in July. Temporary and contract roles fell for the second consecutive month.

Meanwhile, there was an increased demand for engineering professionals and trades and operators.

According to DFP Recruitment Agency, the metal ore mining sub-sector experienced the biggest increase in job demand, with a further 3% increase in July. This was followed by a 2.1% increase in oil and gas extraction.

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