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jobactive

jobactive is the Australian Government’s way to get more Australians into work. It connects job seekers with employers and is delivered by a network of jobactive providers in over 1700 locations across Australia. ...

Wage subsidies

Wage subsidies are a financial incentive to encourage employers to hire eligible participants in ongoing jobs by contributing to the initial costs of hiring a new employee. Wage subsidies can help to build a business and give employers greater flexibility in their hiring options.

Restart - help to employ mature workers

Restart is a financial incentive of up to $10,000 (GST inclusive) to encourage businesses to hire and retain mature age employees who are 50 years of age and over.

Youth

The Department of Employment, Skills, Small and Family Business delivers programs and services to support young Australians and help them to move from welfare to work.

Work for the Dole

Work for the Dole places job seekers in activities where they can gain skills and experience that give back to the community and can help them find a job.

Paid Parental Leave

Paid Parental Leave scheme provides eligible working parents with up to 18 weeks of government-funded Parental Leave Pay at the rate of the National Minimum Wage.

Social Enterprise Development and Investment Funds

The Social Enterprise Development and Investment Funds (SEDIF) offer finance and support to eligible social enterprises to help them grow their business and increase the impact of their work in their communities.

Indigenous Procurement Policy (IPP)

Changes to the Indigenous Opportunities Policy (IOP) On 1 July 2015 the Indigenous Procurement Policy (IPP) replaced the Indigenous Opportunities Policy (IOP).

Connections for Quality

Connections for Quality displays information about employment services providers on the Australian JobSearch website, this includes how a provider can help job seekers and employers in their local area. ...

ParentsNext

ParentsNext—supporting you to prepare for future employment.

Seasonal Work Incentives Trial

This page includes useful resources for employers and seasonal workers.

Jobs Fair

Jobs Fairs aim to give people the chance to explore employment opportunities in their local community.

Skilled Migration Occupation Lists

The Department of Employment, Skills, Small and Family Business (formerly Department of Jobs and Small Business) regularly reviews the skilled migration occupation lists to ensure they are responsive to Australia’s labour market needs. These lists underpin a range of employer-sponsored,...

Employment Services Purchasing Information

The Department of Employment, Skills, Small and Family Business (the department) undertakes a range of purchasing activities for employment services. Information about current activities is provided below.

Career Transition Assistance

The Career Transition Assistance program is designed to help mature-age job seekers to build their confidence and skills to become more competitive in their local labour market.

New Employment Services Model

Government employment services are being transformed to deliver better services to job seekers and employers and a better system for providers. ...

National Partnership Agreement on Indigenous Economic Participation

The National Partnership Agreement on Indigenous Economic Participation expired on 30 June 2013. On 18 September 2013, responsibility for this programme was transferred to the Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet.

Community Development Program (CDP)

The Community Development Program (CDP) is the Australian Government’s remote employment and community development service.

Collaborative Partnership on Mature Age Employment

From 1 July 2018, a collaborative partnership on mature age employment will be established to encourage employers to create more mature age friendly workplaces and reduce age discrimination.

National Disability Recruitment Coordinator

The National Disability Recruitment Coordinator service works with employers across Australia to develop job opportunities for job seekers with disability.

Career Revive

Supporting regional employers to attract and retain women returning to work after a career break.

Digital Information Assurance / IT Security Compliance

The Department of Employment, Skills, Small and Family Business (the department) undertakes a range of digital information assurance activities to support the delivery of employment services.

Empowering YOUth Initiatives

Empowering YOUth Initiatives trialled new, innovative approaches to help long-term unemployed young people aged 15 to 24 years to improve their skills and move toward sustainable employment. The aim of Empowering YOUth Initiatives was to inform future youth employment policies and programs.

Harvest Labour Services

Harvest Labour Services and the National Harvest Labour Information Service connect workers with employers in harvesting areas across Australia. Access to these services is not limited to people receiving income support payments.

Small Business Fair

In February and March 2019 we took our Small Business Fairs to 23 locations nationally, so small business owners could visit our travelling one-stop-shop packed with advice and tips from business leaders and government agencies.

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