Jobmaker hiring credit: how does it work?

Here’s a snap overview of how the JobMaker Hiring Credit scheme works because we’re getting quite a few employers contacting us for clarification. 

Here are the main points: 

HR Tactics HR Consultant Brisbane Jobmaker hiring credit: how does it work?
  • If you create a new job in your business and hire a 16-to-29-year-old you’ll get a $200 per week credit, if you hire a 30-to-35-year-old it’s $100/week credit.  
  • It’s available until 30 September next year. 
  • All businesses are eligible except Government agencies and companies claiming JobKeeper 
  • You must have an ABN 
  • be up-to-date with your tax 
  • be registered for PAYG withholding  
  • be reporting through Single touch payroll (STP).  
  • and the new employee you hire must have received the jobseeker payment, youth allowance or parenting payment for at least one month out of the three months prior to being hired. 

Heaps more detail on JobMaker in our blog at www.hrtactics.com.au 

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Jackie Strachan

Jackie Strachan

Jackie’s passion for creating better Human Resources outcomes stems from over 20 years’ experience in the field and a drive for finding innovative solutions.
Her HR career has seen her hold both operational and strategic HR management roles across a vast array of industry sectors including retail, financial services, child protection, professional services, dental, state emergency services, Department of Justice, agency recruitment and IT.
Combining her experience in each specialised area of Human Resources (such as learning & development, recruitment, WHS and employee relations etc), Jackie leads HR Tactics with an industry-respected foundation of knowledge.