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NBN recruitment drive to create Australian jobs

A recruitment drive carried out by NBN Co. to employ workers to construct the national broadband network in Perth will lead to creation of jobs. Through its “Active Job Seeker Campaign,” the company seeks to employ people with experience in sectors including mining, boatbuilding, road and bridge construction, electricity distribution and transmission and electronic and precision equipment repair.
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Iron ore plunges further to enter bear market

Iron ore has made an entry into the bear market, with analysts forecasting further weakness of Australia’s largest export. As noted by Metal Bulletin, the spot price for benchmark 62 percent fines declined by another 1 percent to reach US$74.71 (AU$99.52) a tonne on Monday.
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Coal exports disrupted by Cyclone Debbie expected to improve

Queensland’s coal exports are expected to see an improvement later in the week. Following the disaster left behind in the wake of Cyclone Debbie, repair work of rail links responsible for transporting millions of tonnes of coal to port is underway.
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Rio Tinto development projects to create 1,000 jobs

Rio Tinto Iron Ore said in a statement that its development projects will lead to the creation of as many as 1,000 jobs. This comes as Western Australia’s new Premier Mark McGowan referred to the financial situation of the state as “the worst since the Great Depression.”

Coal prices jump, set new high following disruption in Australia

Coal prices experienced a sharp spike in the wake of the deadly Cyclone Debbie, which has had significant impact on the mining industry in Queensland. Chinese metallurgical futures climbed by more than 7 percent to reach $255 a tonne on Wednesday. This sets the highest recorded level for the prices since December.

Etsy launches caucus to help elevate microbusiness needs

Etsy announced the launch of the Congressional Microbusiness Caucus last month in an effort to elevate the requirements of microbusinesses. Formation of the bipartisan caucus was co-chaired by US Congressional representatives Barbara Comstock, Anna Eshoo, Tim Ryan and Patrick Tiberi.