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Are you a Queensland employer needing qualified and skilled staff for your workforce?

Incentives are available for employers who recruit Queensland job seekers as part of the Queensland Government's Back to Work and Skilling Queenslanders for Work initiatives.

Employers also have the opportunity to support and participate in local Skilling Queenslanders for Work training projects designed to equip job seekers with the skills, qualifications and experience needed to enter and stay in the workforce.

Back to Work gives Queensland employers the confidence to take on someone new and the opportunity to grow their business. The Queensland Government supports eligible employers to hire an eligible unemployed job seeker with payments of up to $20,000 available, subject to funding availability.

Payments of up to $20,000 are available for an eligible full-time employee hired in either regional Queensland or areas of South East Queensland experiencing significant labour market challenges.

First Start provides wage subsidies to local councils and community-based organisations to employ additional trainees. The program offers opportunities to young people and disadvantaged job seekers to gain nationally recognised qualifications and 12 months employment by undertaking a traineeship.

For more information on First Start download the First Start guidelines for funding 2022–23 (PDF, 287KB).

For general enquiries about Skilling Queenslanders for Work, email or phone 1300 369 935.

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Last updated 5 July 2022

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