Size of workforce on Curtis Island unlikely to increase

WORKFORCE numbers on Curtis Island have hit a peak and are unlikely to increase by much, Bechtel says.

Bechtel's Gladstone operations general manager Kevin Berg has told the ABC the company is employing 9500 people at the site.

"We will continue to hire on these projects all the way through our peak and even when we're beginning to wind down, we'll still have employment opportunities for people in the various trades that we are using," Mr Berg said.

"So through the peak right now we're still hiring between 150 and 170 people per week and that's going to continue for the next few months."

However, he said it was unlikely the total number of workers would increase within the next few years.

There are still plenty of jobs for sparkies and mechanics.

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