New Government incentives for employment
The Australian Government has released details of new incentives for employers who employ qualifying employees. The jobactive program offers subsidies to employers of up to $10,000 per qualifying employee. Jobs covered under the program must be new positions and can be fulltime or part time. Incentives are available for mature age job seekers (50+ yoa) – $10,000 per employee, young job seekers (15 to 24 yoa) – $10,000 per employee, younger job seekers (25 – 29 yoa) – $6,500 per employee and for parents returning to the workforce – $6,500 per employee.
Employers are also encouraged to register their interest in the soon to be introduced internship program which will be conducted with Government financial support. Referred to above.
Eligibility criteria apply to all the categories. Newsagents interested in exploring these support initiatives should contact their local jobactive provider. Enquiries can be made on 13 17 15 or 1800 805 260.
For more information and to download the fact sheets visit the Job Search website[/restrict]
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