Dr Anthony Lynham

STATE MEMBER FOR STAFFORD

Skilling Queenslanders for Work supporting pathways to jobs on the Northside

20 December 2016 –

The Palaszczuk Government has helped 1,532 people in the Brisbane North Region get job-ready through the Skilling Queenslanders for Work program.

The Government’s $240 million program is thriving, by the end of October this year it has helped over 11,000 people all over Queensland. The program develops skills and improves the chances for people to gain meaningful employment.

Across Queensland, there are more than 40,000 new jobs since the last election.

The Skilling Queenslanders for Work program was reinstated by the Palaszczuk Government in 2015 and since then has helped thousands of people find work. The program targes assistance to:

  • young people,
  • mature age job seekers
  • women re-entering the workforce
  • Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people,
  • people with a disability and,
  • people from culturally diverse backgrounds.

In addition to Skilling Queenslanders for Work the Government is investing in jobs and opportunties through the $100 million Back to Work program which provides $10,000 incentives to regional Queensland employers per eligible person they employ and up to $15,000 if the worker has been out of work for 12 months or more. From 1 December to 28 February 2017 the Government will offer up to $20,000 to employers who employ a young person people between 15-24 years of age.

For more information on Skilling Queenslanders for Work call 1300 369 935 or visit http://www.training.qld.gov.au/sqw.