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Back to Work - Regional Employment Package
Tuesday, 13 February 2018 16:37

Applications open for Back to Work employer support boost payments of up to $20,000

Businesses having put on a new staff member or looking to attract a new employee may be eligible to access payments of up to $20,000* through the Queensland Government’s Back to Work - regional employment package. Back to Work Employer Support Payments* are available to give Queensland employers the confidence to employ someone new in their business and provides the opportunity to grow their business.  For more information on this Program go to BACK TO WORK regional employment package

There are three (3) categories of Employer Support Payments available.

YOUTH BOOST*: Employment of a younger person 15-24 in Permanent Part-time or Permanent Full-time employment could be eligible for up to $20,000.

EMPLOYER SUPPORT*: Employment of a person 25-54 in Permanent Part-time or Permanent Full-time employment could be eligible for up to $15,000.

MATURE AGE BOOST*: Employment of a mature age person 55 and older in Permanent Part-time or Permanent Full-time employment could be eligible for up to $20,000.

The key eligibility criteria are the employee need to:

  • Be unemployed for over 4 weeks before starting with your business
  • Be employed in a permanent part-time (20 hrs or more plus entitlements) or full time (35 hrs or more plus entitlements)
  • Not worked for your business within the last 12 months (including in a casual role or one day a week)
  • Be an Australian resident
  • Be employed with your business for 4 weeks before you can apply but no more than 12 weeks

Note: ANY Casual employment of the jobseeker/employee prior to the offer and commencement of Permanent Part-time or Full-time employment with your business will be deemed INELIGIBLE to apply for this programme.

The application is an online process with required documents as evidence of employment etc.

* Eligibility criteria applies - to review guidelines:

BACK TO WORK regional employment package

 


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