FMG travels Kimberley for workers

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Fortescue Metals Group travelled across the Kimberley last month to enlist suitable job seekers to work at its Christmas Creek mine in the Pilbara.

Marra Worra Worra Aboriginal Corporation worked with Fortescue to provide the opportunity for men and women from a number of towns in the region, with workers being enlisted from Broome, Fitzroy Crossing and Halls Creek.

Fortescue chief executive Nev Power said the work would provide tailored professional development opportunities for Aboriginal workers and long-term career pathways would empower generational change.

“We have a proud history of championing Aboriginal diversity in our team,” he said.

“Together with our contractors, we currently employ 1100 Aboriginal people, 15 per cent of the workforce.”

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A spokesperson for Marra Worra Worra said it was important for the Aboriginal corporation to work with Fortescue to ensure members of regional and remote communities fulfilled the requirements of their dole payments.

Mr Power said the work at Christmas Creek would be beneficial for the new workers, as well as Fortescue.

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