14/02/2017

New Coalition Government support for youth jobs

New Australian Government incentives are now available to help businesses in Wide Bay hire additional staff.

Federal Member for Wide Bay, Llew O’Brien today said the initiative will help local business to hire young people in our community.

“Financial incentives of up to $10,000 are available to encourage businesses to employ new staff.  This will help people into jobs, boost our local economy, and in turn, create even more jobs,” Mr O’Brien said.

“Supporting jobs growth is one of my top priorities. That means not only growing our economy, but also giving people the skills and experience to become job ready.

“I know how tough it was for me when I was knocking on business doors, looking for work.  Programs like this can make all the difference to a prospective employer who may need some support, or an extra incentive, to take on new employees.

“Our jobactive PaTH Program is all about getting young people ready, giving them a go and getting them a job.”

Wage subsidies are a key component of the Coalition Government’s new jobactive PaTH Program. 

“I strongly encourage more local business owners to take advantage of this program, including new wage subsidies, to take on extra staff and grow their business,” Mr O’Brien said.

PaTH will be fully rolled out in April this year, helping up to 120,000 vulnerable young Australians through pre-employment training, internships and these new wage subsidies.

“This initiative is in addition to the Coalition Government’s $20 million Wide Bay Burnett Jobs Package, that will support eligible employers to hire more workers.”

For more information visit www.jobsearch.gov.au/path.