Peter Dyball and Petra Nelson have crunched the numbers on construction workers. Photo: Attila Csaszar

Soft outlook for construction jobs

The number of workers on big projects in Western Australia is likely to stabilise at just one quarter of the peak level recorded during the mining construction boom, and that’s only if planned projects get approved, a new study has found.


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I agree with all of this, it still frustrates me that oil & gas would not take on iron ore construction workers. most skills were transferable. Also the nepotism as the boom went on by employing inexperienced supervision was a joke. It cost a lot of contractors big money.

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