Wage Subsidies for Employers

 

Through jobactive, wage subsidies are available to employers who hire eligible job seekers including mature age, long-term unemployed, Indigenous, youth, parents or Tasmanian residents.

Taking effect from 1 November, the following wage subsidies are available:

To receive this wage subsidy, you need to employ a job seeker who is:

– 50 years of age or older
– Unemployed and on income support for six months or more
– Registered with a jobactive or Disability Employment Services or Community Development Programme provider.

Up to $6,500 (GST inclusive) is payable if the employment is for at least 30 hours per week, over 12 months. A bonus of up to $3,500 (GST inclusive) will be paid for employment which lasts the full 12 months, making it a total of up to $10,000 (GST inclusive). You will receive a pro-rata wage subsidy starting from $3,250 (GST inclusive) if you employ an eligible mature age worker for 15-29 hours per week.

To receive this wage subsidy, you need to employ a job seeker who:

– Is under 30 years of age
– Has commenced with a jobactive provider
– Is a Fully Eligible Participant with mutual obligation requirements
– Has been serviced in employment services continuously for at least the previous six months or more.

Note: employment services include jobactive, Disability Employment Services, former Job Services Australia, former Remote Jobs and Communities Programme or the Community Development Programme.

To receive this wage subsidy, you need to employ a job seeker who is:

– Has commenced with a jobactive provider
– Is a Fully Eligible Participant with mutual obligation requirements
– Has been serviced in employment services continuously for at least the previous 12 months or more or
– In the case of Indigenous job seekers, as above and serviced in employment services continuously for at least the previous six months or more.

Note: employment services include jobactive, Disability Employment Services, former Job Services Australia, former Remote Jobs and Communities Programme or the Community Development Programme.

To receive this wage subsidy, you need to employ a job seeker who is:

– Has commenced with a jobactive provider
– Is a Fully Eligible Participant with mutual obligation requirements
– Is either in receipt of a Parenting Payment; or a Principal Carer Parent receiving Newstart Allowance, Youth Allowance or Special Benefit
– Has been serviced in employment services continuously for at least the previous six months or more.

Note: employment services include jobactive, Disability Employment Services, former Job Services Australia, former Remote Jobs and Communities Programme or the Community Development Programme.

*Subject to meeting conditions and eligibility criteria

For more information about available wage subsidies and eligibility please visit: https://www.dese.gov.au/wage-subsidies

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