The Workforce Connect Fund is an initiative designed to increase investment in industry and community-led projects that address attraction, retention and participation issues within the workforce.
It aims to drive systemic, industry-wide change in relation to these issues to enhance workforce outcomes for employers, employees and jobseekers.
The grant provides funding to small businesses to:
- Engage with HR specialists to receive advice and coaching to improve workforce issues
- Develop recruitment strategies or practices to attract and retain under-utilised or specific cohorts.
- Create new workforce systems or tools that promote human resource support and resources accessible to employees and change the current workforce operations of a business.
- Other new and innovative approaches that support workforce attraction, retention or participation
For eligible small businesses, up to $5,000 is available to provide immediate human resources (HR) support and advice (subject to funding availability).
For more information go to - https://desbt.qld.gov.au/employment/workforce-connect-fund