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A mining services company is offering Queenslanders lucrative wages for remote work.

Fly-in fly-out (FIFO) mine employees across the Sunshine State have been offered thousands of dollars a week to work on the West Coast.

$5K a week promised

A private Western Australian employer is hiring multiple mining equipment maintenance boilermakers, and wants to pay “over $5000 per week” to work in the Pilbara region.

Click here to apply. Successful applicants will be offered a continuing roster of two weeks on and one week off, superannuation on “all hours”, and potential for promotion to team leader and other supervisor roles.

40,000 workers needed

The announcement came amid a severe shortage of available staff across the Golden State, mostly due to the 4.7 per cent unemployment rate and periodic state border closures.

The resources sector needs to hire a further 40,000 workers between now and 2023 just to keep up with demand for new construction and shipments, according to the Chamber of Minerals and Energy (CME) of Western Australia.

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“If these workers are sourced from WA it will solve the problem for the resources sector. However, the need will be transferred to the broader WA economy and skills shortages will remain,” CME said in its latest skills report obtained by News Limited.

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