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$30,000 Boost to hire youth in South East Queensland
Lysa Duganzik
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$30,000 Boost to hire youth in South East Queensland

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 Back to Work - South East Queensland (Back to Work SEQ) program, is a $27.5 million initiative designed to give businesses the confidence to employ long-term unemployed, youth (aged 15-24) and mature aged workers (aged 55 years or older) in South East Queensland. 

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.

A $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.

Click here, to read more about how to apply for the Back to Work Employer Support Payment 

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

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