Job Streams for businesses
It just got easier for employers to hire someone through Work and Income. Last week the National-led Government announced the $62 million Job Streams package of employer focused subsidies to help businesses hire people on a benefit. Job Streams consists of two subsidy streams:
- The Flexi-Wage subsidy of up to a maximum of $21,060 per year is the equivalent of the adult minimum wage for 12 months and can also be used for wrap around support and training.
- The Skills for Industry subsidy provides up to a maximum of $7,000 to train people for a specific position.
Priority will be given to young people who are at high risk of long-term benefit dependence from 1 July this year, while sole parents subject to new work obligations from October will also qualify for Job Streams. For more information please call Work and Income Employer Services on 0800 778 008 or visit www.workandincome.govt.nz.