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Palaszczuk Government jobs focus paying off in Cairns

The Palaszczuk Government is getting the job done in Cairns, with impressive participation rates in the successful Back to Work program.


Member for Cairns Michael Healy said the Back to Work program had assisted more than 1,000 local businesses to have the confidence to employ more than 2,400 people.

“Programs like these give a hand-up to local business, so they can then give a

hand-up to jobseekers in the community,” Mr Healy said.


“Jobs are the number one issue for people in the Far North, and I’m committed to working with local businesses to create real jobs.


“We were elected to deliver jobs and that’s exactly what we are doing.”


Mr Healy said the Palaszczuk Government had been taking action across the state to boost the economy for the benefit of all Queenslanders.


“Since January 2015, almost 185,000 jobs have been created in Queensland,” Mr Healy said.


“Meanwhile, 4,000 jobs were created for Queenslanders in February 2019.

“We will keep working hard to support jobs growth.”


Minister for Employment and Small Business Shannon Fentiman said it was programs like Back to Work that contributed to the region’s success.


“Queensland is batting above the national average with more government-funded vocational education and training (VET) graduates going on to get a job and that’s why investing in initiatives such as free TAFE is vital to continuing Queensland’s job growth.


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