27 November 2012

Want to work in the mines?

| johnboy
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Member for Fraser Andrew Leigh is an unlikely recruiter for the mining industry but appears to be giving it a shot:

Andrew Leigh, Federal Member for Fraser, today asked Canberrans to let him know if they want to work in the mining industry.

According to the 2011 Census, only 94 people who usually live in Canberra are employed in the mining industry.

“I’ve had some young Canberrans tell me they’d like to work in the mining industry to try and save some money to buy a house and start a family.

“As Canberra is located so far away from the mines, it’s difficult to get information about how to apply for jobs in the industry,” said Dr Leigh.

Dr Leigh invites people looking for a job in the mining industry to email Andrew.Leigh.MP {at} aph.gov.au or call 6247 4396 and register their interest.

“There are so many jobs available in the mining industry for people of all different skills, such as construction, hospitality and engineering.

“The right role for a local representative is to help people live their dreams. That’s why I support campaigns to attract people to visit or move to Canberra.

“In the same spirit, it’s why I’m keen to help Canberrans who want to break into the mining industry. I’ll be letting the mining companies know about local interest in jobs.

If there is sufficient interest from the local community in mining jobs, Dr Leigh intends to host information sessions.

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