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Queensland Government’s Back to Work South East Queensland program (QLD)

What is the program?

The Back to Work – South East Queensland Employment Package (Back to Work SEQ) is a one-year $27.5 million initiative designed to give businesses the confidence to employ long-term unemployed and unemployed youth (15-24 year-olds) jobseekers in South East Queensland (SEQ). This program aims to facilitate unemployed jobseekers into the labour market and support them to create a strong connection to the labour force. Employer Support and Youth Boost Payments are available under these guidelines to employers who meet all the program eligibility criteria.

Where is the program delivered?

Back to Work SEQ Employer Support Payments and Youth Boost Payments are offered in the following areas: • Brisbane • Redlands • Logan • Gold Coast • Scenic Rim • Ipswich • Lockyer Valley • Somerset • Moreton Bay • Sunshine Coast • Noosa • Toowoomba.

What payments are available?

Each eligible employer may claim a maximum of five Back to Work SEQ applications. This cap of five applications applies to Employer Support Payments, Youth Boost Payments and combinations of both payment types. Once a total of five applications have been approved, no further applications can be accepted.

Employer Support Payments ($15,000) For a Jobseeker previously unemployed 52 weeks or more

Youth Boost Payments ($20,000) For a Jobseeker previously unemployed (minimum four weeks) and aged between 15-24 years

For more information (source) see >>> Back to Work South East Queensland program

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