Whether you are looking to employ a permanent, casual or temporary worker, jobactive providers are located nationwide and can help you find the right staff for your business at no cost to you.
Your local jobactive provider will work directly with you to find job-ready candidates that fit your business needs. They provide professional end-to-end recruitment services, including advertising, sourcing, shortlisting and interviewing candidates. They can also advise you on wage subsidies that may be available when you hire eligible young, mature-aged, long-term unemployed or indigenous job seekers, or any training incentives to which you may be entitled.
Download the Employer jobactive app from iTunes or Google Play. Alternatively, you can use the jobactive website to post job vacancies, search and contact job seekers.
Call: 13 17 15
Harvest Labour Services
Horticulture growers can get help finding workers at harvest time through the National Harvest Labour Service.
Call: 1800 062 332
Community Development Program
The Community Development Programme (CDP) helps businesses find staff in remote regions by providing employer incentive funding. You can use this funding as a wage subsidy or to cover additional training and supervision costs. You will be paid the incentive once a remote job seeker has been employed full time for 26 weeks and can receive up to $7500 (plus GST) for a full-time employee or up to $3750 (plus GST) for a part-time employee. The 26 weeks do not need to be consecutive. The worker can have a break of up to four weeks in each 13 week period. This could be due to short seasonal gaps or down time between work projects.
Call: 13 62 68
Disability Employment Services
Disability Employment Services are a national network of organisations funded by the Australian Government that offer a range of free services to help you recruit and retain people with disability, injury or health condition. This includes recruitment advice, help with job design and ongoing support to ensure the person settles into the job and maintains their employment. They can also help you access wage subsidies and a range of other financial incentives to support workplace modifications and assistive technology among other things.
The JobAccess website contains employer success stories, information on job searching, adjusting a workplace, financial assistance and understanding workplace rights and responsibilities, as well as employer success stories, step-by-step guides and checklists on recruitment and more.
Call: 1800 464 800
Australian Apprenticeships Program
There are a range of Australian and State Government financial incentives available for eligible employers to hire an apprentice or trainee. For example, under the Queensland Government’s School to Trade Pathway incentive you may be eligible for a $5000 bonus payment if you take on a school-based apprentice and then convert the apprenticeship to a full-time arrangement. As an added incentive, if you hire a new apprentice or trainee you will get a 25 per cent payroll tax rebate on the payroll tax of another worker.
Apprenticeships / traineeships combine time at work with training and are more flexible than ever – they can be full-time, part-time or school-based and training can be delivered either on or off the job, or both. Apprentices / trainees can be school students, a person re-entering the workforce or a mature adult simply wishing to change careers. If you don’t have enough work for an ongoing or full-time position, a Group Training Organisation can organise for you to share an apprentice / trainee with another business. The Australian Apprenticeship Support Network can advise you on incentives and help you manage the administration of apprenticeship arrangements, including the training contract, training plan approvals and completion arrangements.
Call: 13 38 73
Call: 1300 300 734
Advance Queensland Knowledge Transfer Program
If you are an owner of a small to medium enterprise (SME) and are keen to drive new ideas within your business but don’t have the time, technical capabilities or capacity then the State Government’s Advance Queensland Knowledge Transfer Partnerships program could be of benefit. Under this program SMEs can partner with universities to apply for grants of up to $50 000 to subsidise the hiring of a graduate to work on a strategic innovation project.
Call: 13 74 68
Internship programs provide a great opportunity for you to access young professionals who have acquired the latest skills learned through university disciplines including agribusiness, agriculture, engineering and technology and who can provide an extra pair of hands on farm, strategic support and fresh, innovative ideas at little or no cost to your business. For many employers the appeal of an intern program is the fact that it enables you to “test-drive” local talent and snap up the best students before your competitors do. For others it is the opportunity to potentially gain a competitive advantage in the global marketplace by hiring an international intern that could build valuable bridges in the country of their origin. The duration of the internship is negotiated with the host employer. Generally, students are available to work between four to 52 weeks, with a maximum of 40 hours per week. Universities can be contacted directly for information on their internship program or you can call Australian Internships (AI), which has strategic partnerships with a number of Australian universities to deliver internship programs.
Call: 1800 GO INTERN (1800 46 468376)