26 September 2023

New campaign to attract interstate tradies

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Tourism and Events Queensland has launched a campaign urging tradespeople across Australia to relocate to the State and bolster its skilled trade labour force.

Up to $1,750 will be paid to the first 1,000 tradespeople who move to Queensland and work for eight weeks rebuilding communities impacted by the recent South-East Queensland flood.

Launching the Tradies in Paradise campaign, Acting Premier, Steven Miles said up to 1,000 tradespeople from interstate were encouraged to join Queensland in restoring local homes and businesses after the recent flood disaster.

“The devastating flooding events have put skilled tradespeople in high demand and we need more boots on the ground to help communities get back on their feet as soon as possible,” Dr Miles said.

“While they are here, they can get a taste of what it’s like to work, live and play in our great State… and maybe even stay forever,” he said.

Minister for Training and Skills Development, Di Farmer said the Tradies in Paradise campaign was targeting tradies across Australia, except for NSW, which, like Queensland, was also tackling a significant reconstruction effort.

“As part of the campaign, tradies will also have access to a wide variety of information on areas such as sourcing accommodation and employment, licensing requirements and safety inductions,” Ms Farmer said.

“As we head towards the Brisbane 2032 Olympic and Paralympic Games and our renewable energy boom, the longer-term opportunities for skilled tradespeople in Queensland are endless,” she said.

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