Up to 5000 jobs up for grabs at Carmichael Mine
EXPRESSIONS of interest (EOI) are open for jobs on the Carmichael Mine project.
Indian-owned mining company Adani is planning to employ up to 5000 people during the construction phase and an additional 4000 people during the mine's operation.
Adani spokesman Gareth Quinnsaid the company planned to recruit the first round of workers next year.
"We encourage people to submit their details online now," he said.
"A variety of manufacturing and construction jobs including steel fabrication, boiler-making, earth moving etc will be on offer."
While Mr Quinn would not comment on the company's FIFO plans, he said Adani was committed to the Mackay and Whitsunday region.
"We favour applications from local people," he said.
"As part of our local procurement policy, we will also maximise Australian participation by sourcing, where possible, from regional Queensland and Australian businesses."
Mr Quinn said it was part of the company's social responsibility.
"We recognise the need to make a positive contribution to the communities in which we operate," he said.
"We engage with government, communities, landholders, business groups and other interest groups during all phases of our operations."
Mr Quinn said the operations would branch out into a range of activities.
"The project has many components including coal exploration, coal mining, rail construction and operations, construction of infrastructure, port expansion and operations," he said.
"As you can see we will need a wide range of skills."
The Carmichael project will be developed as an open cut and underground coal mine, 190km west of Mackay.
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Adani is planning to hire its first intake of workers next year.
Adani will favour applications from the Mackay and Whitsunday region.
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