Workers in orange the new trend

MINING and mining-related construction will drive staffing demand in 2012 but the needs of the mining sector don't fit neatly into what's been understood as white and blue collar, according to recruiting experts Hays.

Hays senior regional director Simon Winfield said 'orange collar' was a better term to describe the new focal point of staffing demand driven by mining.

"There are several aspects of the working world in our booming mining sector that are completely unique to it. And this isn't restricted just to Australia," Mr Winfield said.

"Not only do employers need candidates with highly technical and specialist skills, but they also need candidates who can cope with remote locations, deal with risk and rigour and offer genuine long-term commitment," he said.


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