Queensland Government Offers $1.75 Million in Funding to Help Employers

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The Queensland government is offering $1.75 million in funding to help 632 employers – 383 employees and 632 jobseekers will also benefit from the government funding.

Ten industry and community groups will receive grants of up to $200,000 through the Palaszczuk Government’s Growing Workforce Participation Fund.

Minister for Employment and Small Business and Minister for Training and Skills Development, Di Farmer, said The Queensland Government continues to back employers.

“In 2022-23, the Department of Youth Justice, Employment, Small Business and Training administered more than $135 million across various small business and skills pathways grants programs to support Queenslanders into good jobs,” she said.

“The broad range of grant funding programs and initiatives are estimated to have provided support or assistance to more than 44,600 workers or jobseekers.”

Ten industry and community group Projects have already been approved under the Growing Workforce Participation Fund.

The funding will be delivered in Thursday Island, St George, Ipswich, Goondiwindi, Kingaroy and Townsville and parts of South-East Queensland.

Successful projects will focus on supporting people aged 15–24 years, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples, people with disability, and the long-term unemployed to find meaningful, and secure employment.

“The funds will support the delivery and expansion of first round projects but also see new projects, like the collaboration between the Murgon and Wondai swimming pool managers and South Burnett Regional Council get underway,” Minister Farmer said.

“The Growing Workforce Participation Fund is another example of how we are helping good people get set for good jobs so they can enjoy our great lifestyle.”

The Growing Workforce Participation Fund gives businesses confidence to employ Queenslanders who have experienced a period of unemployment.

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