There are a lot of initiatives and incentives available for employers and employees to help get us back to work!

Back to WorkThe Government’s Back to Work jobs program has delivered more than 800 jobs in Central Queensland in its first 12 months.

Back to Work is giving employers the confidence to hire, with 814 people in Central Queensland now in jobs thanks to the program.back to work

Back to Work – which commenced in July 2016 – had proven so successful that an additional $50 million had been earmarked for the program in regional Queensland.

More than half of these are young workers aged 15-24 who have been employed under the ‘Youth Boost’ program.

There are now 5,271 people in regional Queensland back in jobs half-way into the two-year Back to Work program – more than half of the 8,000 jobs targeted.

Back to Work Regional Queensland * 

Support payments currently available for eligible employers of up to:

  • $10,000 for hiring an unemployed worker (specific to regional Queensland, outside South East Queensland)
  • $15,000 for hiring a long-term unemployed worker (a person unemployed for 52 weeks or more)
  • $20,000 Youth Boost for hiring a young jobseeker aged 15-24 years (must be employed by 31 October 2017 (inclusive)

*Eligibility criteria applies

For more information on the back to work program for both employers and employees go to