Hiring activity in the Asia-Pacific mining industry decreased by 7% in Q4 2022
Architecture and engineering occupations jobs accounted for a 19% share of the Asia-Pacific mining industry’s total new job postings in Q4 2022, according to GlobalData.
The Asia-Pacific mining industry experienced a 7% drop in new job postings in Q4 2022 compared with the previous quarter, with the highest share accounted for by ABB with 1,558 job postings, according to GlobalData’s analysis of mining company job postings.
Notably, architecture and engineering occupations jobs accounted for a 19% share of the Asia-Pacific mining industry’s total new job postings in Q4 2022, a drop of 23% over the prior quarter. Still, these were the roles with the most new job openings, ahead of construction and extraction roles with a 13% share of new job postings.
The other prominent roles included management occupations with a 13% share in Q4 2022, computer and mathematical positions with a 10% share and business and financial operations roles with an 8% share of new job postings.
ABB posted 1,558 jobs in Q4 2022, an increase in new job postings of of 78% over the previous quarter, followed by Gold Fields with 1,078 jobs and a 5% drop. Caterpillar, with 837 jobs, and BHP, with 819 jobs, recorded a 17% drop and a 1% rise, respectively, while Komatsu recorded a 30% drop with 610 new job postings during Q4 2022.
Australia held the leading share of the Asia-Pacific mining hiring activity with a 52.20% share, a 0.4% increase over Q3 2022. India was next with 24.24%, four percentage points down over the previous quarter.