South East Queensland employers have up to 30,000 reasons to hire a young person with the Queensland Government’s expansion of their $20,000 Youth Boost Payment in combination with the Federal Government’s Youth Wage Subsidy of up to $10,000*

The $20,000 Youth Boost Payment* is available to employers who hire a 15-24 year old jobseeker for at least 35 hours per week between 1 July 2017 and 30 June 2018.  Eligible part-time jobs attract 75% of the full support payment.

$15,000 Employer Support Payment* is also available from the Queensland Government for employers who hire the long-term unemployed (52 weeks +) with much the same eligibility criteria as Youth Boost Payment.

Under jobactive’s new ‘employer focussed’ model, a vast pool of job ready candidates now attracts a wage subsidy*. Gone are the days of wage subsidies being reserved for only the very disadvantaged jobseekers – jobactive wage subsidies* are available for:

Youth (15-29 years) – between $6,500 and $10,000**;
Mature aged (over 50) – $10,000;
Indigenous, parents returning to work and long-term unemployed – $6,500.

*Eligibility and conditions must be confirmed by your jobactive provider
** The total value of wage subsidy differs with candidate’s eligibility