The government will pay for removalists’ fees, bond and rent for those who relocate to get work.

A new scheme, to be seen from 1 July this year, will provide the long-term unemployed with an added incentive to get a job. The government will pay for removalists’ fees, bond and rent for those who relocate to get work.

A total $157 million of funding will be in part for this scheme, which is available to those aged 18 to 30 years, if they stay in a job for 24 months. They will receive $2,500 for staying in work for 12 months, and a $4,000 bonus for working for two years. A further $40 million is offered to those needed to relocate for a job.

This will see up to $6,000 to be available to those who move to a regional area, and $3,000 for those relocating to a city. Families could receive another $3,000. In total, unemployed parents with children could receive up to $9,000 in funding.

These payments will be to assist with rent, relocation costs such as removalists, and their bond. They will need to collect the receipts and have them for reimbursement… more

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