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20 May, 2021

Aussie hospitality workers encouraged to work in paradise

THE Palaszczuk Government has this morning confirmed it will roll out an incentive program from early July with an aim to entice thousands of Aussie hospitality and tourism workers to consider applying for jobs in the Far North including Mareeba and across the Tablelands.

By Michael Warren

The Palaszczuk Government has confirmed a new incentive program to entice workers to areas in regional Queensland, including Mareeba and The Tablelands.

THE Palaszczuk Government has this morning confirmed it will roll out an incentive program from early July with an aim to entice thousands of Aussie hospitality and tourism workers to consider applying for jobs in the Far North including Mareeba and across the Tablelands.

An increase in domestic visitors exploring a range of Queensland hotspots and the ongoing closure of international borders means there are 4000 jobs just waiting to be snapped up.

“We live in one of the most beautiful places in the world. This campaign will give Queenslanders and other Australians even more reasons to come to work in paradise,” Ms Palaszczuk said about the $7.5M package.

“Right across regional Queensland there is strong demand for workers - from chefs, waiters and bartenders through to tour guides and deckhands on the Great Barrier Reef, there are plenty of great jobs up for grabs.”

The Premier confirmed the government would deliver a $1500 incentive and a $250 travel bonus for workers that snag a tourism job in regional Queensland including Mackay, north to tropical hot spots and inland to places like Kuranda, Mareeba and The Tablelands.

“Grab your friends and take a tourism job to work in paradise – that’s the message we’re sending to thousands of Queensland and Australian jobseekers,” the Premier said.

Assistant Tourism Minister and Member for Cairns Michael Healy said Work in Paradise would send a clear message there were thousands of tourism jobs available in Queensland.

“Queensland is the best place to look for a job in paradise – it has location, lifestyle and an exciting tourism industry,” Mr Healy said. 

“While Work in Paradise will connect jobseekers with jobs, it could also provide a pathway to a long-term career in the tourism industry in your dream location.”

The incentive program starts from July 1 and applicants must apply during the next six months.   


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