Joint Media Release with Minister for Employment Michaelia Cash
More than 5000 young Australians now have jobs as a result of the ‘Hire’ element of the Coalition Government’s Youth Jobs PaTH (Prepare-Trial-Hire) programme.
Country Liberals Senator for the Northern Territory, Nigel Scullion, said the Youth Jobs PaTH programme was benefiting the Territory economy, with many local businesses already having taken advantage of the financial incentives available to hire more young people.
“Twenty-one young Territorians who have been dependent on welfare in the Northern Territory have now gained employment through the Coalition Government’s innovative PaTH programme,” Senator Scullion said.
“This is a big win for those young Territorians who have found work and a win for local businesses that are being helped to grow.
“I encourage more business owners in the Territory to consider taking advantage of the Youth Bonus wage subsidy of up to $10,000 that will help them to take on more staff and expand their operations.”
Minister for Employment, Michaelia Cash, said the Coalition Government’s new Youth Bonus wage subsidy had seen more than 5000 young people gain employment through the PaTH programme.
“We understand the best form of welfare is a job,” Minister Cash said.
“The Government’s significant investment in PaTH is focused on helping young people get the skills they need, giving them a go and getting them a job.”
Businesses employing young people (15 to 24 years of age) on income support and registered with an employment services provider may be eligible for a Youth Bonus wage subsidy of up to $10,000.
Youth Jobs PaTH also offers young Australians access to job-ready training programmes through the ‘Prepare’ element and internship opportunities through the ‘Trial’ element.
For more information about Youths Job PaTH, visit www.jobactive.gov.au/path