Back to work suc­cess

Central and North Burnett Times - - NEWS -

THE Wide Bay and Bur­nett Re­gion is get­ting be­hind the State Gov­ern­ment’s $100 mil­lion Back to Work re­gional jobs pack­age. Em­ploy­ment Min­is­ter Grace Grace said al­most one in five of the 419 work­ers hired so far un­der the Back to Work ini­tia­tive were from the Wide Bay-Bur­nett. “There are al­ready 83 job seek­ers in the Wide Bay-Bur­nett who are now back at work thanks to our re­gional jobs pack­age," Ms Grace said. “En­cour­ag­ingly, al­most half of those em­ployed un­der this pro­gram in the Wide Bay-Bur­nett are long-term un­em­ployed who have been out of work for 12 months or more. “Back to Work is giv­ing em­ploy­ers the con­fi­dence to hire, which is great for lo­cal jobs and great for the lo­cal econ­omy.” Busi­nesses can call 13 74 68 for more in­for­ma­tion.

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