Coalition plans boost for mature aged unemployed

September 04, 2013 1:49PM

BOSSES would be paid to hire workers aged 50 years or over under a federal Coalition government. Opposition Leader Tony Abbott has proposed a new seniors employment incentive payment of $3,250 to employers who hire a mature age worker and keep them on for at least six months.

“In some circumstances, employers express a preference to give job opportunities to younger workers because of a mistaken belief older worker won’t contribute as much, notwithstanding the experience and skill levels of older workers,” Mr Abbott said.

“The seniors employment incentive payment is designed to help overcome the initial reluctance of some employers to appoint older jobseekers.”

The plan complements other Coalition proposals to get people into work. From:  AAP   

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