Australian state offering $1,100 to relocate, work tourism jobs

Australian state offering $1,100 to relocate, work tourism jobs

The state government in Queensland, Australia, is attempting to offset a labor shortage by offering workers more than $1,000 cash to relocate and take tourism jobs.

Queensland Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk announced the “Work in Paradise” campaign will pay $1,165.35, offer travel vouchers of up to $195 and provide access to low-cost housing for workers willing to relocate and fill vacant positions in the tourism sector.

“Queensland is recovering well from the pandemic, but there’s still a critical shortage of workers in our regions,” Palaszczuk said in the announcement. “This exciting initiative will give Queenslanders and other Australians even more reason to come work in our beautiful part of the world.”

The program, which is scheduled to begin July 1, involves a wide range of available jobs.

“From chefs, waiters and bartenders through to tour guides and deckhands on the Great Barrier Reef, there are plenty of great opportunities up for grabs,” Palaszczuk said.