Alcoa’s Australian bauxite mining, alumina refining and aluminium smelting operations support approximately 4,275 direct jobs, of which about 3,750 live in WA. In their 56 years, Alcoa has taken on more than 2,000 apprentices, trainees and graduates. Each year, more than 65 per cent of their total revenue stays in Australia through wages, local purchasing, taxes, royalties, capital investment and dividends to Australian shareholders.
Alcoa is one of Australia’s leading exporters, contributing around $4 billion in exports each year.The Kwinana Alumina Refinery was commissioned in 1963 and was the first of Alcoa’s three Western Australian alumina refineries. Approximately 850 employees and 260 contractors work at the refinery; more than half of these live in Kwinana, Cockburn and Rockingham.