A reader asked for updated hiring demand and talent supply information on the mining industry, specifically in potash mining. Throughout the mining sector, we found the number of job ads posted online to be growing. 2013 saw a significant increase in hiring activity for mining jobs, reaching a 4-year high in July. Demand in November 2013 was 39% higher than a year ago.
Within mining, support activities for oil and gas operations and crude petroleum and natural gas extraction had the most demand in November. Support activities for oil and gas operations also experienced the highest increase of the industries listed below. Potash, soda, and borate mineral mining appeared 12th on the list of mining industries with the highest number of job ads, increasing 32% year-over-year. Potash accounted for .5% of mining demand, while support activities for oil and gas operations represented almost half, with 48% of demand.
Industries with the Most Demand in the Mining Sector
|Industries||Volume||Y-O-Y % Growth|
|Support Activities for Oil and Gas Operations||7224||83.60%|
|Crude Petroleum and Natural Gas Extraction||4762||33.80%|
|Drilling Oil and Gas Wells||681||83.10%|
|Natural Gas Liquid Extraction||412||25.20%|
|Support Activities for Metal Mining||334||80.50%|
|Copper Ore and Nickel Ore Mining||283||-61.10%|
|Gold Ore Mining||253||5.90%|
|Crushed and Broken Limestone Mining and Quarrying||212||-48.50%|
|Bituminous Coal and Lignite Surface Mining||177||65.40%|
|Construction Sand and Gravel Mining||176||-15.00%|
|Support Activities for Coal Mining||150||-13.30%|
|Potash, Soda, and Borate Mineral Mining||77||32.80%|
|Other Chemical and Fertilizer Mineral Mining||58||28.90%|
|Industrial Sand Mining||46||-39.5%|
|Uranium Radium Vanadium Ore Mining||40||-77.1%|
Most Commonly Advertised Mining Jobs
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