Rio Tinto, the world’s second-largest mining company, is focused as much on driver-less trucks and automated drills as conventional shovels and loaders these days. That means it needs a whole lot more high-tech workers.
The London-based company is stepping up efforts to lure engineers and technicians, in part by expanding benefits including family leave. Rio Tinto will now provide 18 weeks of paid time off globally following the birth or adoption of a child, up from as little as six weeks in the US, the company said Thursday. It’s also offering secondary caregivers one week of paid leave.