New support for youth jobs

Federal Government support is now available to help local businesses create more local jobs for our community.

Federal Member for Pearce, Christian Porter, welcomed the changes, saying it would grow local business and provide new opportunity to young job seekers.

New wage subsidies are a key component of the Government’s jobactive PaTH Program. The Program will be fully rolled out in April and will help up to 120,000 vulnerable young Australians through pre-employment training, internships and these new wage subsidies.

“Financial incentives of up to $10,000 are available to encourage businesses to employ new staff which will help our local economy and in turn, create more jobs,” Mr Porter said.

“There is no higher priority for our community and for the Government than creating jobs.

“That means not only growing our economy, but also helping people become job ready.

“I’m delighted to see these incentives are being improved to support more local employers to hire more workers.

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

“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.”

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