Unveiled on May 20, 2021, “Work in Paradise” in the new initiative of Queensland Government that aimed to lure thousands of workers from across Australia to take a tourism job in regional Queensland.
“Work in Paradise” is the latest in a series of campaigns being delivered by the Queensland Government as part of the state’s comprehensive plan for economic recovery – supporting tourism operators to rebuild and recover from the impacts of the coronavirus pandemic.
As international and interstate border closures have put a significant strain on Queensland’s tourism industry since the pandemic began in March 2020, tourism businesses in regional Queensland are the focus of a new $7.5 million package aimed at attracting thousands of job seekers to take up work with grants and travel vouchers.
The Work in Paradise campaign itself is part of a $7.5 million package to address the dire shortage of workers that tourism businesses are facing in the state’s regional areas.
The package includes a $1,500 incentive and $250 travel voucher for any job seeker who takes up work in regional Queensland, from northern tropical destinations such as Mackay to west of Toowoomba. 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.
According to Queensland government, the “Work in Paradise” campaign will give Queenslanders and other Australians even more reasons to come to work in paradise. It also hopes that the Work in Paradise package will encourage Queenslanders and Australians from other states to seek out work in regional tourism locations.
Job seekers will be able to access the incentives from July 1, 2021. Registration and more detailed information is availaable on : qld.gov.au/workinparadise