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Alcoa named best employer in Western Australia

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Alcoa has been ranked the most attractive company to work for in Western Australia, according to a worldwide survey conducted by recruiting company Randstad. 

The announcement was made yesterday in Perth, where the bauxite miner managed to narrowly beat BHP Billiton and the Australian Broadcasting Corporation (ABC).

The mining and natural resources sector was named the most attractive industry to work for in WA

Nationwide, the most attractive employer of 2014 was the ABC, BHP Billiton slipped to number 11, and Newcrest Mining took ninth place.

The Randstad Award is the largest independent employer branding study, which recognises employers around the world on the basis of their attractiveness to employees.

Randstad rates employers by assessing key criteria such as employee benefits, competitive salaries, training, career progression, and the degree of interest on the job.

Randstad WA operations director of recruitment Todd Allen said Alcoa had ranked extremely well across those criteria.

"Alcoa's efforts are paying dividends for their employer brand and the perceptions of the organisation amongst jobseekers and the wider public," he said.

Alcoa has recently committed a $4 million package to help the 1000 workers who will lose their jobs at the Point Henry aluminium smelter and rolling mill in Geelong and Alcoa facility in Yennora near Sydney.

Worldwide, BMW was recognised as the best employer of 2014.

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