Thinking of hiring?


Thursday, 12 April, 2018


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If you're thinking of hiring, you could do worse than consider the Youth Jobs PaTH program.

Youth Jobs PaTH (Prepare-Trial-Hire) is an initiative from the Australian Government. It's a flexible program designed to make it easier to find and recruit motivated people aged between 17 and 24.

Potential candidates undertake the government's Employability Skills Training to better prepare them for work. Employers then trial potential employees in an internship of four weeks to three months. You don't need to pay wages for the duration of the internship and will even receive a $1000 payment (including GST) to cover the cost of hosting. Interns receive a $200 fortnightly incentive payment (on top of their income support) and are covered by insurance, both paid by the Australian Government. If you do go on to hire an eligible young person at the end of the internship, you can receive up to $10,000 to assist with wage and training costs.

To get started, you'll need to register on the jobactive website and advertise your trial job, or get support from an employment services provider to help arrange a trial. If you need further assistance, phone the Employer Hotline on 131 715.

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