Back to Work gives Queensland employers the confidence to take on someone new and the opportunity to grow their business.

From 1 January 2018, the Queensland Government’s Back to Work (Regional and South East Queensland) program will provide support for employers who hire an unemployed mature aged jobseeker between 1 January 2018 and 30 June 2018 (subject to the availability of funds).

The Queensland Government is committed to driving increased employment opportunities across the state. Mature Aged Worker Boost payments of up to $20,000 are available to eligible employers who hire an eligible unemployed mature aged jobseeker (aged 55 years or over) in Regional or South East Queensland between 1 January 2018 and 30 June 2018 (subject to availability of funds).

Applications can be made online through QGrants after your employee completes four weeks of paid employment.

Applications opened on 29 January 2018 and must be made online through QGrants.

Initial payment applications must be received within eight weeks of the employee completing four weeks of continuous employment with the eligible employer.

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