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Efforts to attract more women on jobseeking sites is rising

ARE you a 42-year-old man with more than 15 years experience and looking for a mining job? Congratulations, you're the average industry jobseeker.

A resources sector lobby group has worked through the job hunt data from its website to provide an image of who is looking for a role in the industry.

According to Australian Mines and Metals Association, Queensland men, aged between 35 and 55, with a trade and about 15 years of experience in the workforce are the majority.

Website director Kyla Jones said those on the website were chasing flexible work rosters, including the option for fly-in, fly-out roles, with many pushing to work two weeks on, one week off.

Men may be the majority, she said, but one-third of those seeking work on the site were women.

"This shows collective employer efforts to attract more women and increase the traditional 15% female participation rate, are gaining momentum," Ms Jones said.

Topics:  jobseeker workforce



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