Back to Work program
The Queensland Government announced up to $140 million over 4 years for a revitalised Back to Work program, from 1 July 2021.
Back to Work provides eligible businesses the confidence to employ and retain Queenslanders who have experienced a period of unemployment and helps workers facing disadvantage in the labour market.
There are multiple funding and support opportunities available to eligible employers, jobseekers and industry applicants under the revitalised Back to Work program:
- For small business employers
- Back to Work Youth Incentive
- Youth Boost
- Jobseeker Support Pool
- Pre-employment Support Program
- Small Business Support Pool
- Small Business Short Courses
- For jobseekers
- For industry
- Growing Workforce Participation Fund.
The program offers support to jobseekers who identify as belonging to 1 or more of the following groups:
- Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples
- people with disability
- youth (aged 15 to 24)
- long-term unemployed people (minimum of 52 weeks or longer).
The program is being delivered throughout regional Queensland and some South East Queensland (SEQ) local government areas (LGAs).
Eligible regions include:
- Wide Bay Burnett
- Central Queensland
- South West Queensland
- North Queensland
- North West Queensland
- Far North Queensland.
Eligible SEQ LGAs include:
- Lockyer Valley
- Moreton Bay
- Scenic Rim
Back to Work teams are based throughout regional Queensland to support both employers and jobseekers locally.
For more information, visit Back to Work.
- Last reviewed: 11 Mar 2022
- Last updated: 11 Mar 2022
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