​Mt Owen is a contractor mining operation and is currently operated by Thiess Pty Ltd under a partnering agreement with Glencore. Mt Owen employs over 515 full time employees and has a large number of contractors working on site. Ravensworth East employs approximately 50 full time Glencore employees. Glendell is owned and operated by Glencore and employs approximately 280 full time employees and is also supported by a large amount of contractors. The highest proportion of employees live in Singleton, followed by Muswellbrook and Maitland.