Back to work success
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.