Hiring activity in the mining industry drops by 10.5% in Q2 2022 

The global mining industry experienced a 10.5% drop in new job postings in Q2 2022 compared with the previous quarter. 

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Automotive technician and repairer jobs accounted for a 7.1% share of the global mining industry’s new job postings in Q2 2022, decline 5.4% over the prior quarter, while Sumitomo accounted for the highest share of any single company with 1,408 job postings. These figures are all taken from GlobalData’s analysis of mining company job postings. 

Automotive technicians and repairers, with new job postings share of 7.12% was the occupation with the greatest hiring activity in the global mining industry in Q2 2022. This was ahead of mining and geological engineers, including mining safety engineers, which came in second with a share of 4.32% in Q2 2022, down a 17.31% share of job postings. 

The other prominent roles include environmental scientists and geoscientists with a 3.37% share in Q2 2022 and drivers and sales workers, with a 2.48% share of new job postings. 

The top five companies, in terms of number of new job postings tracked by GlobalData, accounted for a combined 3.3% share of the overall hiring activity in the global mining industry in Q2 2022. 

Sumitomo posted 1,912 jobs in Q2 2022 and registered a rise of 11.88% over the previous quarter, followed by Gold Fields with 1,356 jobs and a 4.39% decline. Freeport-McMoRan, with 874 jobs, and Aditya Birla Management, with 689 jobs, recorded a 9.9% decline and a 28.8% rise, respectively, while Evolution Mining recorded a 18.16% drop with 640 job postings during Q2 2022. 

Hiring activity was driven by North America with a 59.33% share of new job postings in Q2 2022. North America held the leading share of the new jobs postings in the global mining industry with a 59.33% share, a 1.42% drop over Q1 2022. Asia-Pacific stood next with 25.02%, registering a 7.91% decline over the previous quarter. 

Europe, with a 10.02% share, marked a 69.27% drop over Q1 2022. The South and Central America regions accounted for shares of 21.83% and 30.40% respectively.