On the right PaTH – local businesses hire South West youth

More than 5,000 young Australians now have jobs under the ‘Hire’ element of the Turnbull Government’s Youth Jobs PaTH (Prepare-Trial-Hire) program.

Member for Forrest Nola Marino said Youth Jobs PaTH is providing a win for the local economy, with many local businesses already having taken advantage of the financial incentives available to hire more young people.

“Twenty five local young people who have been dependent on welfare in Forrest have now gained employment through the Turnbull Government’s innovative PaTH program,” Mrs Marino said.

“This is a big win for these young people.

“I encourage more business owners in the South West to consider taking advantage of the Youth Bonus wage subsidy of up to $10,000 to assist taking on extra staff to help grow their business.”

Minister for Employment, Michaelia Cash, said the Turnbull Government’s new Youth Bonus wage subsidy has seen over 5,000 young people gaining employment through the PaTH program to date.

“We understand the best form of welfare is a job,” Minister Cash said.

“The Government’s significant investment in PaTH is focused on helping young people get the skills they need, giving them a go and getting them a job.”

Businesses employing young people (15 to 24 years of age) on income support and registered with an employment services provider may be eligible for a Youth Bonus wage subsidy of up to $10,000.

Youth Jobs PaTH also offers young Australians access to job-ready training programs through the ‘Prepare’ element and internship opportunities through the ‘Trial’ element.

For more information about Youths Job PaTH, visit jobactive.gov.au/path.