Rio Tinto Looks for Miners in Western Australia as Recovery Ramps Up
Rio Tinto is maintaining its commitment to the development of skills for the future through the hiring of around 160 apprentices, graduates and Aboriginal trainees from the Pilbara, Perth and other regional centers. The 2020 intake of apprentices and graduates is up 25% from last year with gender diversity also signifi- cantly increased. On top of this recruitment effort, the company’s medical provider for COVID-19 screening at Perth Airport has recently hired more than 100 staff including out of work nurses.
“Throughout this challenging period, we are committed to keeping our people and our communities safe and supporting Western Australians with employment opportunities to help deliver on our plan to invest A$10 billion in the Pilbara over the next three years,” Rio Tinto Iron Ore Chief Executive Chris Salisbury said. “This will help ensure we can continue to operate while making a strong contribution to the State and national economies.” In addition to direct employment opportunities at Rio Tinto, the company said it remains committed to skills development for current and future workers in the resources industry.