Great Migration West As Resource Giants Follow BHP's WA-Centric Hiring Policy

BHP’s WA-first hiring policy is being replicated across mining, oil and gas companies but the sector has warned that when construction ramps up on major new iron ore mines companies will need the flexibility to bring in workers from the east.

On Tuesday BHP revealed it would shift its interstate FIFO workforce to WA and require most new hires to live in the state.

Growing pressure from the state government to hire locally and hard border policies making interstate FIFO more difficult has forced resources companies to rethink their human resources policies.

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