Industry Workforce Advisors
Working with an Industry Workforce Advisor can help you plan your workforce, find solutions to employment challenges, and connect with programs, incentives and funding opportunities. Find out how you can engage with an Industry Workforce Advisor.
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About Industry Workforce Advisors
Industry Workforce Advisors have been established under the Good people. Good jobs: Queensland Workforce Strategy 2022–2032 to help employers:
- identify solutions to workforce challenges
- connect with relevant Queensland programs and funding, industry-based initiatives and grant funding, and Australian Government wage subsidies and employer incentives.
The Industry Workforce Advisor program aims to provide workforce planning assistance to employers in small and medium sized businesses, enabling them to address workforce challenges, diversify their workforces, and support workforce growth. This may include identifying recruitment strategies to expand applicant pools and considering underrepresented groups (e.g. migrants, young people, those who identify as women, First Nation or people with disabilities).
Maximising workforce participation enables employers to draw on a larger talent pool, ensuring all Queenslanders have access to employment opportunities, particularly people who have previously been underrepresented in the workplace. By increasing participation and leveraging the existing skills, experience and qualifications of all Queenslanders, including migrant communities, we can build a stronger, more capable workforce.
Working with an Industry Workforce Advisor
Industry Workforce Advisors work directly with individual employers to:
- identify workforce challenges, develop a workforce plan and suggest options to address the challenges including accessing grants and incentives
- refer small businesses to the Workforce Connect Fund for new and innovative human resource (HR) solutions
- assist employers to develop strategies to recruit and attract people for their workforce, including from diverse groups, and other potential labour supply (e.g. skilled migration)
- connect employers with the department's programs including grants and initiatives, this Business Queensland website's information and Australian Government programs and incentives.
Workforce Connect Fund applications
Small businesses need to engage with an Industry Workforce Advisor to be eligible to apply for the Workforce Connect Fund – Human Resources Support Grants.
Contact an Industry Workforce Advisor
The following Industry Workforce Advisors have been contracted from 7 November 2022 to 31 December 2025 to provide coverage for these industry sectors.
|Industry sector||Industry Workforce Advisor|
|Agriculture and horticulture|
|Business and information and communication technology|
|Electrotechnology and utilities|
|First Nations health care and social assistance|
|Retail and personal services|
|Tourism, hospitality and events|
|Transport and logistics|
- Learn more about workforce planning for small businesses.
- Read the Good people. Good jobs: Queensland Workforce Strategy 2022–2032.
- Learn more about finding and hiring staff.
- Read more about training and developing your staff.
- Read the Ask a mentor – workforce management and planning – information and tips from our Mentoring for Growth (M4G) mentors.
- Find future employment projections for regions, industries, occupations and qualifications in Queensland.
- Find information about financial support for hiring staff.
- Learn more about free or low-cost training courses.
- Last reviewed: 3 Feb 2023
- Last updated: 3 Feb 2023