Miners increased spending positive, but far from reaching staff just yet

While mining companies have resumed projects that were placed in the back burner last year and upped capital spending, employees have yet to benefit from the surge in commodity prices. While most miners have managed to straighten balance sheets, they have not began preparing to deal with a new looming risk — their ability to access workers[…]

Canada’s mining industry faces workers shortage of up to 127,000 — report

The average retiring worker takes with him 37 years of labour force experience, a loss the industry must offset, says the report. (Image from archives) With commodity prices rebounding from their lowest in at least 25 years, miners are stepping up spending and considering the reactivation of projects placed in the back burner, but there[…]