When an employer takes on a Jobmatch client they become eligible for a wage subsidy through funding by DEEWR. There are three criteria that need to be fulfilled to qualify for the wage subsidy.
- You need to employ the Jobmatch candidate at their “benchmark hours” which is typically 8 or 15 hours per week.
- The Jobmatch candidate must be paid at a recognised award wage or if not appropriate the minimum wage as set by Fair Work Australia.
- You need to employ the Jobmatch candidate for at least 13 weeks.
As an employer with a job vacancy, these criteria are easy to meet. Wage subsidies can even allow employers to create long term contract positions to deal with peak periods and backlog work flows. Once the 13 week period has elapsed the Wage Subsidy can then be paid to the employer. The full subsidy available is $1500.