The latest instalment in AIG’s Australian Geoscientist Employment Survey series is open for contributions by following this link.
In the first quarter of 2014 the AIG Australian Geoscientist Employment survey recorded the highest levels of unemployment and underemployment since the surveys commenced in 2008. The September quarter survey showed the first signs of improvement in employment conditions after a protracted downturn. The December 2014 survey showed the improvement observed in the September 2014 to be short lived, potentially setting the scene for another difficult year in 2015.
This survey is designed to collect data for the first half of 2015.
Thanks to the support of many regular contributors, these surveys are now widely considered to be a trusted indicator of geoscientist employment specifically, and an indicator of the health of Australia’s exploration and mining sector more generally.
A decision was made to reduce the frequency of these surveys from quarterly to six-monthly to help foster contributions from the geoscience profession while maintaining their timeliness and relevance. We need your repeated, continued support, for a few minutes every six months, to maintain the value of this series of surveys.
The surveys provide a snapshot of employment opportunities for Australian geoscientists based on “hard data” from a representative sample that is used in representations to government, and for use in a range of other areas by both AIG and industry representative bodies with which AIG shares the survey results.
The few minutes of your time spent completing the survey really helps to make a difference to the standing and knowledge of our profession.
The survey will remain open for contributions until 31st July, 2015 but please take a few minutes to complete the survey now.