Local Jobs and Opportunities
The Hume Coal Project will be investing in the local economy by providing an estimated 100 full time equivalent employees during the first year of operations, rapidly increasing to 300 jobs.
We will be engaging with local secondary and tertiary education institutions to improve career prospects for local people and those expressing employment interest in the Project. We will build skills of local students and apprentices in advance so that they will be able to participate in the Hume Coal Project.
Hume Coal’s training and recruitment programs will aim to maximise local employment. During the peak of operations it is anticipated that around 70% of the workforce will be sourced from the Wingecarribee Shire and immediately adjacent areas, with the remaining skill set relocating to the area for employment.
Hume Coal will not be engaging a ‘drive-in-drive-out’ and ‘fly-in-fly-out’ workforce. All operational employees will be required to live within the Southern Highlands region and immediate surrounding areas (within a 45 minute commute of the mine). This will assist in managing fatigue, safety and the wellbeing of employees but will also ensure greater socio-economic benefits flow directly to the local community.
Hume Coal has launched its Employment Info Line, which provides members of the community an opportunity to learn more about future employment opportunities with the Hume Coal Project.
We encourage all members of the community interested in learning more to call the Employment Info Line on 02 4869 8282.
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The Hume Coal Project will be sourcing goods and services from local suppliers and contractors wherever possible.
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