COVID-19: Support for employers


Queensland Government

Back to Work

  • Employer Support Payment: Payments of up to $15,000 are available for employers who hire an eligible unemployed jobseeker.
  • Youth Boost Payment: Payments of up to $20,000 are available for employers who hire an eligible young unemployed jobseeker, aged between 15-24 years.
  • Apprentice and Trainee Boost Payment: Payments of up to $20,000 are available for employers who hire an eligible unemployed Queenslander undertaking an eligible apprenticeship or traineeship.
  • Find out more: https://backtowork.initiatives.qld.gov.au/for-employers/

TAFE Queensland online course (free)

Free online training for small businesses with less than 20 employees

  • Free online training and learning opportunities through the Queensland Government’s Small Business Skills Hub. Online short courses cover everything from IT skills through to sales and marketing and leadership skills.
  • www.qldskills.com.au

Australian Government support

Jobs Hub

  • If you’re hiring, particularly scaling up your workforce quickly, email the Australian Government workforce contact centre. Staff there can connect you quickly with the support you need to get your workforce on board.
  • Email: workforce@dese.gov.au
  • Go to: www.dese.gov.au/covid-19/jobs-hub

JobKeeper and trainee/apprenticeship support


Finding staff


As well as using the Logan Jobs website to find staff, you can also advertise your vacant positions for free through jobactive, which connects jobseekers with employers via a national network of providers. You may also be eligible for wage subsidies for your staff. https://www.jobs.gov.au/jobactive-help-employers-find-staff


Offering a traineeship or apprenticeship


Are you interested in putting on a trainee or apprentice? Find out everything you need to know at Australian Apprenticeships.
https://www.australianapprenticeships.gov.au/employers


Online resources


The Australian Government’s Department of Jobs and Small Business provides a wealth of information for employers, including opportunities for wage subsidies as well as important details on your responsibilities to employees, including paid leave and flexible work arrangements etc.
https://www.jobs.gov.au/employers-0


Other support


  • Wage subsidies
    Financial incentives are available to encourage businesses to hire and retain new employees.
    https://www.jobs.gov.au/wage-subsidies
    https://www.jobs.gov.au/employers-0
  • Employing mature workers
    Restart provides a financial incentive of up to $10,000 to encourage businesses to hire and retain mature age (50+) employees.
    https://www.jobs.gov.au/restart-help-employ-mature-workers-0
  • Employing people with a disability, injury or health condition
    CIM Employment:
    As a Disability Employment Services provider, CIM Employment:
    • Helps you recruit and support staff with a disability, injury or health condition
    • Helps you access Wage Subsidy Scheme and Restart wage subsidy
    • Supports staff members who are at risk of losing their job because of a health condition, injury and/or disability, via the Work Wellness Program.
    CIM also provides support via:
    • National Work Experience Program
    • Workplace Modifications

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