Helping young Job Seekers Find and Keep a Job
The Coalition Government has introduced legislation into Parliament which will deliver on two key election commitments to boost workforce participation and get more young job seekers off welfare and into work
Federal Member for Forde, Bert van Manen MP said the financial assistance will help eligible local job seekers through two measures.
“TheJob Commitment Bonus will encourage young, long term unemployed job seekers aged 18-30 by paying eligible job seekers $2,500 if they get a job and remain in continuous work for 12 months,” he said.
“A further $4,000 will be paid if they remain in continuous work and off income support for two years.”
“TheRelocation Assistance to Take Up a Job provides up to $6,000 to eligible job seekers who relocate to a regional area or $3,000 to eligible job seekers who relocate to a metropolitan area.”
“Families with dependent children can be provided with an extra $3,000 in recognition of any other additional costs.”
“The Coalition Government is determined to prevent young job seekers from sliding into long term welfare dependency and to reward positive, pro-work behaviours,” he said.
“We have a plan to build a stronger economy and provide targeted assistance to create new job opportunities and we encourage unemployed Australians take advantage of these incentives,” said Mr van Manen.