Boost your business with $10,000 and a lifetime of experience

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Your business can benefit from a wage subsidy of up to $10,000 when you hire and retain eligible mature age staff for 12 months or more through jobactive.

If you’re looking for reliable, experienced and flexible staff, consider hiring a mature age worker through the Department of Employment jobactive restart program.

As well as having skills and a wealth of experience, mature age job seekers are great mentors to other staff and are ready to contribute from day one.

Your local jobactive provider can recommend a shortlist of screened and job ready mature age candidates at no cost to you through jobactive.

To receive the wage subsidy, you need to employ a mature age job seeker who:

  • is 50 years of age or older
  • has been on income support for 6 months or more, and
  • is registered with a jobactive or Disability Employment Services or Community Development Programme Provider

To claim the wage subsidy, contact the job seeker’s employment services provider within 28 days of employment to complete the application process.

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Page last updated: 13 July 2016

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