Be a JobMaker and Help Beat Youth Unemployment

Updated: Nov 10, 2020

The JobMaker scheme is a new Wage Subsidy Incentive from the Australian Government in response to the COVID-19 downturn, promoting the employment of young job seekers.

JobMaker Hiring Credits are available to business owners for each new eligible employee hired.

As a business owner, hiring an eligible person will attract $200 per week for new employees aged between 16 and 29, and $100 per week for new employees aged between 30 and 35, for 12-months. This can total approximately $10,000 per year for each new eligible employee you hire.

Castle's tailored recruitment service can find talented, qualified and loyal job seekers that are the right fit, and provide you with access to a pool of JobMaker eligible candidates.

Castle can provide you with access to a talented pool of JobMaker eligible candidates

Eligible Employees

  • Between 16 and 35 years at the time you hire them.

  • Start with you between 7th October 2020 & 6th October 2021

  • Have received the JobSeeker Payment, Youth Allowance (Other), or Parenting Payment for at least one month within the past three months before they were hired.

  • Be employed on a permanent, casual or fixed term basis and work 20 or more hours/week.

  • Be a new employee to your business.

Eligible Businesses

  • Have an Australian Business Number (ABN).

  • Be up to date with your tax lodgment obligations;

  • Registered for Pay As You Go (PAYG) withholding;

  • Reporting through Single Touch Payroll (STP);

  • Keep records of the paid hours worked by your employees.

For more information, visit ATO JobMaker

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