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Economic Support Package

Gold Coast businesses are doing it tough on the back of the COVID-19 pandemic, which is why the federal government is committed to doing all it can to ensure you bounce back stronger on the other side. In response, there has been a roll-out of comprehensive and targeted assistance for small to medium businesses. The federal government’s business hotline – 13 28 46 – is open seven days a week between 7am to 11pm AEST, so you can fully understand the assistance available and make the best decision for your business and employees.

For financial assistance, eligibility and timing for the new government support for Australian businesses go to business.gov.au For information on state government and City of Gold Coast assistance, go to RDA Gold Coast. For business COVIDSafe resources go to the Resource Hub.

If you have been stood down from work as a result of coronavirus, your employer may be eligible for  JobKeeper and JobKepper 2.0. Alternatively, you can apply for a JobSeeker payment.

While many businesses have been adversely affected by COVID-19 and are reducing their workforce, there are some areas of the economy which have an increased demand for new employees. This includes the healthcare sector, transport and logistics, some areas of retail, mining and mining services, manufacturing, agriculture, and government sectors. Go to the Jobs Hub to find advertised vacancies.