Subsidies for training new employees or employing mature age job seekers
Employment Plus can help employers to access Government funded subsidies, designed to help cover the cost of training new employees or, through the Restart program, assist with the employment of mature age candidates.
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Your Employment Plus representative can advise whether you are eligible to receive a subsidy.
In general, subsidies are available for up to 12 months where:
There are different wage subsidy categories to assist different groups, including Restart (mature age job seekers), Youth, Parents, long term unemployed (over 12 months)and Indigenous job seekers. Your Employment Plus representative will explain the categories, subsidy amounts and full eligibility criteria relevant to your circumstance.
In addition, a wage subsidy may be offered for an apprenticeship or traineeship so long as the combined total of any apprenticeship incentives and wage subsidy payment does not exceed 90% of the worker’s wage.
Terms & conditions apply, so please call us on 136 123 regarding eligibility and payment amounts relevant to your circumstance.
Restart is a program that can assist employers to expand their business and benefit from the wealth of experience that mature age workers offer.
People over 50 years of age who have been unemployed and on income support for more than six months are eligible to attract a Restart subsidy.
Employers can receive up to $10,000 (GST inclusive) in assistance for a full time employee:
Mature age job seekers employed for at least 30 hours per week will attract the full subsidy rate. Job seekers employed for between 15 – 29 hours per week will attract a pro-rata Restart subsidy.
Terms & conditions apply, so please call us on 136 123 regarding eligibility relevant to your circumstance.