By Blake Kebblewhite
As the unemployment rate throughout Australia continues to rise throughout this pandemic, Australians are asking themselves where to next.
Those questions are starting to be answered, with the Palaszczuk Government opening a new online portal that will connect Queenslanders who have lost their jobs due to COVID-19 with new job opportunities.
Deputy Premier and Treasurer Jackie Trad said the new Jobs Finder Queensland web portal was the latest initiative to come into effect as part of the Palaszczuk Government’s $4 billion package of measures to support Queenslanders’ health, Queensland jobs and Queensland businesses.
“We know so many Queenslanders are doing it tough right now with thousands of businesses shutting their doors and workers losing their jobs or income because of COVID-19.
“Protecting Queenslanders health, Queensland jobs and businesses remain the top priorities of the Palaszczuk Government,” Ms Trad said.
The Jobs Finder Queensland portal also includes access to free online training courses, to open Queenslanders up to a range of valuable skill sets.
“This will provide people with the skills to get a job in the in-demand and critical industries,” Minister for Employment and Small Business Shannon Fentiman said.
Jobs Finder Queensland is an important step in restoring and providing opportunity to Queenslanders in need. If you have been stood down, made redundant or lost your job, you can register your details, skills and location via the Jobs Finder Queensland portal at: www.jobsfinder.qld.gov.au