The Queensland Government’s Back to Work Regional Employment Package has several initiatives to provide support for employers who hire a long-term unemployed or young unemployed jobseeker in regional areas. The Back to Work package helps regions transition towards a more diversified economy. Back to Work is a package of assistance aimed squarely at those regions and those individuals who need help the most.

See links below for funding available, eligibility criteria and how to apply:

Back to Work Regional Employment package – for employers who hire an eligible jobseeker who has been unemployed for 52 weeks or more.

Back to Work Youth Boost Payment – for employers who hire an eligible young jobseeker between 15-24 years of age.

Back to Work Certificate 3 Guarantee Boost – provides eligible jobseekers with funding for training to help secure local jobs. Includes training for jobseekers or workers who already have a Certificate 3 or higher qualification, but need new or updated skills to gain, change or retain employment.