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Under the new ‘employer focused’ Jobactive model there is now a vast pool of job ready candidates who attract a wage subsidy. Gone are the days of wage subsidies being reserved for only the very disadvantaged job-seekers. Today, the majority of Jobactive candidates attract a generous wage subsidy:

  • Over 50s ($10,000)
  • Youth 15 – 29 ($6,500 – $10,000)
  • Indigenous ($6,500)
  • Parents returning to work ($6,500) and
  • The longer-term unemployed ($6,500)