Tasmanian Jobs Programme

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Tasmanian businesses that provide jobs to people who have been unemployed for at least six months may be able to get financial assistance from the Australian Government.

2015-16 Budget changes

From 13 May 2015 as part of the Growing Jobs and Small Business Package, higher subsidy payments are available. Any Tasmanian business that employs eligible job seekers on a full-time basis for at least six months will be eligible to receive $6,500 (GST inclusive).

Additionally, any Tasmanian business that employs eligible job seekers in part-time work, with a minimum of 25 hours per week for at least six months, will be eligible to receive $3,250 (GST inclusive).

Background

The programme began on 1 January 2014 and provides much needed support to the Tasmanian labour market by assisting employers to expand their business and employ new staff.

The Tasmanian Jobs Programme is part of the Australian Government’s commitment to boost employment in Tasmania.

Information for Employers about how to apply for the wage subsidy is available.

Tasmanian Jobs programme general wage subsidy information is also available.

Want to know more?

Employers

Speak to your local Job Services Australia or Disability Employment Services provider or call 13 17 15.

Job Seekers

Speak to your local Job Services Australia or Disability Employment Services provider or call 13 62 68.