Chevron has announced the start of its recruitment drive for its massive Wheatstone LNG Project, which is expected to see up to 5,000 workers employed.


Western Australian Commerce Minister Simon O’Brien attended the launch of the Wheatstone Jobs Facility, which is considered a central plank to the drive.


Mr O’Brien said he understood that Chevron, and its head contractor Bechtel, intended to fill as many of the 5,000 places within Australia.


“I congratulate Chevron and Bechtel for taking this action at a time when there is considerable discussion about resource project proponents, and their attitude to the use of Australian workers,” Mr O’Brien said.


“In my experience, project proponents are very keen to employ locally; and overseas sourcing is only pursued when no viable local alternative exists.


The jobs facility will enable individuals to register their skills and be considered for relevant vacancies.  Medical facilities will also operate on-site to facilitate the recruitment process.