Freeport-McMoRan Hires Locally and Develops Specialized Skills

Aug 18, 2015 11:45 AM ET

August 18, 2015 /3BL Media/ - At PT Freeport Indonesia, located in the remote province of Papua, Indonesia, Freeport-McMoRan prioritize the hiring of indigenous Papuans. At year-end 2014, 99 percent of PT Freeport Indonesia employees were Indonesian and of that total, 35 percent were indigenous Papuans (up from 32 percent three years prior).

98 percent of Freeport-McMoRan employees at the Tenke Fungurume Mining operations in the Democratic Republic of Congo are Congolese citizens.

Regional technical training programs prepare community members for careers in mining. The Nemangkawi Mining Institute in Papua, Indonesia, has placed over 2,300 apprentices into permanent employee and contractor positions to date at PT Freeport Indonesia, over 90 percent of whom are indigenous Papuans.

Watch the video about haul truck driver Noelmina Wenda to learn more about the Nemangkawi Technical Training Institute in Papua, Indonesia.

A technical training program for members of the San Carlos Apache Tribe in Arizona is intended to increase the employability and skills of Apache students who are faced with high unemployment in their community. The program is designed to train and certify students in heavy equipment operations and industrial maintenance. Through the end of 2014, a total of 452 students have entered the program and 171 have graduated – 75 percent of whom have been hired or are in the process of being hired by Freeport-McMoRan.

For much more information about local hiring and skills development programs at all Freeport-McMoRan mining operations, see

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