Hiring intentions across the Mining & Construction sector have reached on of their strongest levels in six years, according to the latest analysis from the ManpowerGroup Employment Outlook Survey. The survey collects data from over 59,000 employers in 43 countries, including over 1,500 in Australia.
The Net Employment Outlook (NEO) for the sector sits at +21% for 4Q18, one of the strongest Outlooks in the country and considerably ahead when compared to this same time last year (+13%). The sector started the year in slightly more positive territory (+22%) but had not previous reached these levels since 2012.
Mining & Construction – Net Employment Outlook, Q1 2012 – Q4 2018
The data reveals a considerable turnaround for the sector in 2018 after reporting an NEO of +6% at the beginning of 2017 and producing negative results in 2016.