Govt program gets 2000 Back to Work
MORE than 2000 Queenslanders are back on the job thanks to the State Government’s $100 million Back to Work regional jobs program.
Employment Minister Grace Grace said the Back to Work program had supported 987 employers to hire 2103 workers in regional Queensland.
“There are a further 759 applications pending approval, taking the number of people supported back to work through this program to 2862,” Ms Grace said.
“Small- to medium-sized business are leading the way, with 445 applications from businesses with one to four employees and 704 applications from businesses employing five to 19 people.
“Regional employers have so far received almost $9.6 million in support payments, money they can use to help grow their business.”
Ms Grace said the $20,000 Back to Work Youth Boost had proved equally popular, and had been extended to October.
Visit www.qld.gov.au/backtowork or phone 13 74 68 for more details.