Knowledge Note

"Governments must act now to foster a resilient job market in the mining sector and protect their communities' livelihoods." 

Global mine sites are temporarily closing to protect workers’ health and safety. Employees are being laid off. Supply chains are slowing or halting production entirely. The impact of this pandemic on employment in mining cannot be understated, and governments must act now to foster a resilient job market and protect their communities’ livelihoods.

Key Messages

  • COVID-19 has closed operations in the global mining sector, and employees are being laid off.
  • Disrupted supply chains are slowing or halting production entirely.
  • Governments must act now to foster a resilient job market and protect their communities’ livelihoods.

This briefing note looks at the impact of the pandemic on employment in the mining sector and provides an overview of immediate responses taken by governments and mining companies. This is a 2020 International Institute for Sustainable Development resource written by Isabelle Ramdoo.You can find complete information on the report HERE