What's in it for Employers?

We deliver no cost, tailored recruitment and comprehensive workplace services including after placement support for both the employee and employer.

If you are looking for staff, IDEAL Placements can find you work ready job seekers matched to your requirements – fast!

For many years IDEAL Placements only provided employment services for people with disability but now we provide much more.

Our experienced team works across the Mackay/Whitsunday region and can help you navigate each participant placement including on the job support or extra training when needed.

Our workforce is generally made up of local people, who don’t come with relocation expenses and are very keen to work. Many of our placements have held jobs for many years and have been a great asset to their employers.

If you are interested in exploring this further, give us a call on (07) 4957 8177.

We will discuss with you the requirements of your job vacancy and find you the right person to suit your needs.

All of our services to you are provided for free.

In certain circumstances, financial assistance packages are available as an incentive to employ that person, at times this can be as high as $20,000.00 depending on the employee. Funding for workplace modifications may also be available if needed.

Our purpose is to enable better lives, and we’re looking forward to discussing how we can enhance your business and your team.

If after discussing this with us you decide to give it a go, what next?

We’ll organise interviews for you recommending only the people that we think will do the job for you.

We’ll advise appropriate pay rates and working hours and if you find somebody suitable, we then help you with providing on the job training. In other words, we just don’t leave you with the employee.

This of course means less pressure on your staff and management to provide training.

All this is designed to make it easy and inexpensive for you to hire our job seekers.  With IDEAL Placements, your regular costs of advertising, screening and interviewing unsuitable staff will be capably handled by our Staff. We do all that for you, and organise if applicable, the financial assistance packages involved with your new employee.

How successful have we been? Well over 3000 local employers have used our services since 1995. More importantly though, is how happy employers like you have been.

IDEAL Placements has developed a solid reputation as a professional organisation delivering a quality service. This is confirmed by our Quality Assurance Certification.

Why not give us a go, and ring us on (07) 4957 8177 for an obligation free discussion on your employee needs.

Yours sincerely

Kathy Dine
Chief Executive Officer

About Back to Work

Back to Work gives Queensland employers the confidence to take on someone new and the opportunity to grow their business.

Back to Work Regional Employment Package

The Queensland Government’s $305 million Back to Work – Regional Employment Package (Back to Work) is designed to give businesses the confidence to employ eligible jobseeker. Payments of up to $20,000 are available for businesses that employ eligible jobseekers.

Employer Support, Youth Boost and Mature Aged Worker Boost payments are available to employers who meet all the program eligibility criteria.

Employer Support payments of up to $15,000 are available for employers who hire an eligible jobseeker between 1 July 2016 and 30 June 2020.

Youth Boost payments of up to $20,000 are available for employers who hire an eligible jobseeker between 1 December 2016 and 30 June 2020 (subject to the availability of funds).

Mature Aged Worker Boost payments of up to $20,000 are available for employers who hire an eligible jobseeker between 1 January 2018 and 30 June 2018 (subject to the availability for funds)

Financial incentives are available to encourage businesses to hire and retain new employees.

Up to $10,000 (GST inclusive) is available for new employees who are:

  • between 15 and 25 years of age;
  • Indigenous Australians; or
  • 50 years of age and over.

Up to $6,500 (GST inclusive) is available for new employees who are:

  • between 25 and 29 years of age;
  • parents; or
  • individuals who are registered with an employment services provider for 12 months or more.


  • Customised ongoing support in the workplace for employers and participants
  • Training provided regarding disability or condition to the employment workplace and the staff
  • Participant focused service
  • Out of hours assistance for participants and employers
  • Individualised service


IDEAL Placements can assist you in finding full-time, part-time or casual staff by marketing your business and you to potential employees.

With offices in Mackay, Sarina, Airlie Beach, Bowen and Proserpine, we have you covered. So call us now and start receiving the benefits of your own worker(s) with a unique ability!

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