The Queensland government will offer free flights and cash payments to workers employed in tourism in the Sunshine State.
The recently announced “Work in Paradise” initiative is designed to help fill approximately 4,000 vacancies across the state at a time when travel and hotel operators are desperate to attract more staff.
Watch Prime Minister Annastacia Palaszczuk speak to Sunrise about the above program
It will see the government offering cash incentives of up to $ 1,500, accommodation supplements and free travel for workers with tourism jobs in the Queensland area.
“We live in one of the most beautiful places in the world,” Prime Minister Annastacia Palaszczuk said in a statement.
“This campaign will give Queenslanders and other Australians even more reasons to come and work in Heaven,” she added.
“Across the Queensland region, there is a great demand for workers.
“From chefs, waiters and bartenders to tour guides and deckhands on the Great Barrier Reef, there are many great jobs to be gained.”
It is understood that employers are struggling to attract staff after laying off most of their workforce due to lockdowns and border closures last year.
“Bring your friends and take a job in tourism to work in paradise – this is the message we send to thousands of job seekers in Queensland and Australia,” Palaszczuk added.
“Work in Paradise will bring people from across Australia and across the state to join the Queensland team to help this vital industry do what it loves to do best – give people a great vacation in our great state. . “
How to enroll in Queensland’s Work in Paradise program
The Work In Paradise program begins July 1 and will run for one year, but you “must apply within the next six months.”
The following jobs are offered:
- to cook
- To cook
- Touristic guide
- Waiting staff
To register your interest and see a list of available jobs, visit qld.gov.au/workinparadise