A WorkSafe VIC program to help injured workers get back to work could help solve Australia’s skills shortage.
A new WorkSafe register helps match employers’ job vacancies with qualified and
experienced workers who can’t return to their old job after suffering a workplace injury.
The long-running WISE (WorkSafe Incentive Scheme for Employers) program offers generous incentives to employers who provide ongoing employment to people who have been hurt at work, but who cannot return to their old job.
The Director of WorkSafe’s Return to Work Division, Dorothy Frost, said workers were particularly sought in the trades, finance, property and community services.
WISE pays the new employer up to $26,000 over 12 months.
For information: worksafe.vic.gov.au/wise.
Ph: 1800 136 089