Back to Work program delivers for jobseekers on Brisbane northside

Employment Minister Grace Grace and Member for Nudgee Leanne Linard visited Continental Biscuit Factory in Virginia this week to congratulate them on their involvement with the Queensland Government’s Back to Work program.

The company have hired a number of young jobseekers through the program which aims to give Queensland employers the confidence to take on new employees and the opportunity to grow their business.

Ms Linard said it was fantastic to see local business Continental Business Factory successfully using the two-year $177.5 million Back to Work program which has already supported over 7,500 employees since 2016, and to see these enthusiastic young people get their start in this successful family-owned business.

“The program puts eligible employers in line for thousands of dollars in support payments – money they can reinvest in their business”, Ms Linard said.

“It’s a great incentive to get employers hiring, while injecting valuable money into the local economy.

“It was a pleasure to catch up with Continental Biscuit Factory and see how much they have grown since I last visited last year.”

Minister Grace said the Back to Work program was growing in popularity with employers on Brisbane’s northside.

“Businesses often need that extra bit of confidence to take someone on board and this program is delivering that confidence in spades”, Ms Grace said.

“I say to employers out there, if you’re thinking of hiring, get in touch with our local Back to Work team to put yourself in line for support payments of up to $20,000.”

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