If you're looking to hire staff, discover the government services and programs you can use to help you understand what you need to do.
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Recruit staff for your business
Self-manage your recruitment process or get help from our national network. Workforce Australia provides personalised and professional help for all your workforce needs. At no cost to you.
- You can do it yourself through our online service.
- Get personalised help through a recruitment provider.
- Connect with a Workforce Specialist when you have large-scale recruitment needs.
Hiring an overseas worker or migrant
The Department of Home Affairs helps to check if you can hire overseas workers or migrants.
- Check visa details and conditions for overseas workers or migrants
- Comply with Australian employment laws and obligations as a sponsor
Hiring someone with disability
Disability Employment Services can help you hire a person with a disability.
- Apply for a wage subsidy for work-related modifications and services
- Provide you with post-placement support while your new employee settles in
- Provide disability awareness training for your staff
Prepare individuals for work in your business
You can create a Launch into Work pre-employment project to recruit new starters and prepare them for your entry-level roles. This will include building their readiness through tailored training, work experience and mentoring.
- Check your eligibility
- Find out how to co-design a Launch into Work project
Employing and supporting women in your organisation
Ensure you are doing what you can to make your workplace a supportive environment. Many factors can influence how organisations attract, recruit and retain women.
- Do a self-assessment to identify actions to help you improve your workplace for women
- Check your business eligibility for Career Revive
- Access the resources to help you attract, recruit and retain women
Be part of your local economic recovery
The Local Jobs Program operates in 51 employment regions across Australia to accelerate reskilling, upskilling and employment.
- Employment Facilitators work with businesses and other stakeholders to identify and address local priorities
- Funding is available for innovative solutions that address barriers to employment for local individuals.
Fill local employment gaps
Workforce Australia Local Jobs focuses on reskilling and upskilling individuals to meet local employer demand.
All 51 Employment Regions have:
- an Employment Facilitator
- a Local Jobs and Skills Taskforce
- a Local Jobs Plan
- access to funding through a Local Recovery Fund and the National Priority Fund.