Back to Work gives Queensland employers the confidence to take on someone new and the opportunity to grow their business.

 

The Back to Work program is designed to give businesses the confidence to employ Queenslanders who have experienced a period of unemployment. Support payments are available to eligible employers who hire a previously unemployed Queenslander who has experienced a minimum period of unemployment directly prior to commencing work with them.

The program is available throughout regional Queensland and in areas of South East Queensland (SEQ) experiencing significant labour market challenges.

Employer Support Payments and Youth Boost payments are available to eligible employers who meet all the program eligibility criteria.

The program is not a wage subsidy. The decision to employ someone is at the discretion of the employer and must be a business decision that is independent of the availability of the Back to Work support payment.

 

Back to Work - Regional Employment Package

The Back to Work – Regional Employment Package (Back to Work Regional) is designed to give businesses the confidence to employ regional jobseekers and provide an economic boost to regions facing challenging times.

Employer Support and Youth Boost payments of up to $20,000 are available to employers who meet all the program eligibility criteria.*

*Subject to the availability of funds.

Back to Work Regional Employer Support and Youth Boost payments are offered in the following regions:

 

  • Wide Bay Burnett
  • North Queensland
  • Far North Queensland
  • Mackay/Whitsunday
  • Central Queensland
  • North West Queensland
  • South West Queensland

Back to Work - South East Queensland Employment Package

The Back to Work – South East Queensland Employment Package (Back to Work SEQ) is designed to give businesses the confidence to employ long-term unemployed and unemployed youth in South East Queensland (SEQ). This program aims to facilitate unemployed jobseekers into the labour market and support them to create a strong connection to the labour force.

Employer Support and Youth Boost Payments of up to $20,000 are available for eligible employers who hire an eligible jobseeker.*

*Subject to the availability of funds.

Back to Work SEQ Employer Support Payments and Youth Boost Payments are offered in the following areas:

 

 

  • Ipswich
  • Lockyer Valley
  • Logan
  • Moreton Bay
  • Scenic Rim
  • Somerset

Back to Work Teams

Back to Work Teams are based throughout Queensland to support both employers and jobseekers locally. Teams include an Employer Officer, a Jobseeker Officer and in some regions a Youth Jobseeker Officer. Find your local Back to Work Team on the Contact Us page.

Back to Work Employer Officers

Back to Work Employer Officers work with employers who are considering employing local jobseekers. This includes:

  • Working directly with employers to assist and advise them in relation to the Back to Work program
  • Providing guidance on other Government supports and services available to employers
  • Representing the Back to Work program at employment industry events and meetings.

Back to Work Jobseeker Officers

Back to Work Jobseeker Officers work with jobseekers or those at risk of losing their jobs to:

  • Get career advice that helps them to find a job that suits them
  • Find training that is linked to real jobs in the region
  • Help jobseekers to determine their individual skills as well as services and supports that may be of assistance
  • Provide independent advice on career and training opportunities.

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