May 27, 2018 Last Updated 2:14 PM, May 25, 2018

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BHP to take on 120 new staff in South Australia

BHP RGN 1AusBNAusBN - BHP (ASX:BHP) will create 120 new jobs at its Olympic Dam operation in South Australia in a further sign of the healthy recovery in the state’s mining industry.

The mining giant is beginning AUS$600 million worth of expansion work on the large-scale mine, which produces copper and uranium, while BHP's Olympic Dam asset president Jacqui McGill said that the recruitment process for the roles has begun.

“It is a really exciting time to be part of the industry, and part of Olympic Dam, and we want people from truck drivers to technology professionals to engineers, and everything in between,” said McGill at a JOBEX expo in Adelaide.

“We've been rebuilding our organisation so that we're safely sustainable. I'm going to ensure that our growth is in a way that South Australia can rely on us and count on us to deliver for the future.”

The announcement comes two years after BHP slashed hundreds of jobs from its Olympic Dam operation, citing global challenges in the resources sector.

However, profits have slowly returned to the commodities sector and BHP is leading the revival in the mining job market across Australia.

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