More than 800 locals in Wright have gained a job through the Coalition Government’s wage subsidy program since 2015.
Federal Member for Wright Scott Buchholz said wage subsidies were playing a strong role in helping some of Wright’s most disadvantaged people looking for work get an opportunity to show an employer they are a valuable addition to their business.
“Since 1 July 2015, 820 job placements have been made in Wright thanks to the support of a wage subsidy,” Mr Buchholz said.
“The best form of welfare is a job and the Government is committed to creating jobs and getting as many Australians into work as possible.”
“We are delivering on that promise – jobs growth in 2017 was the best year on record with 403,100 Australians finding employment, and since 2014 we have decreased the number of people on welfare by around 140,000.”
Mr Buchholz commended the local businesses that have used the incentive which provides a subsidy of up to $10,000 (GST inclusive) to employers who hire and retain eligible people in ongoing positions.
“Wage subsidies are available for parents, mature age, youth, long-term unemployed and Indigenous Australians, who are registered with an employment services provider,” Mr Buchholz said.
“More than 800 locals and 100,000 Australians gaining a job through the wage subsidy program is clear evidence that the Government’s employment policies are working.”
This targeted incentive is available for Australian businesses to encourage them to employ more people and give more unemployed people a chance to get back into work.
For more information about the available wage subsidies visit: https://www.jobs.gov.au/wage-subsidies.