Older Workers incentives for employment

Older workers incentives for employment would be paid to hire workers aged 50 years or over announced by the coalition leader, now Prime Minister Tony Abbott. The 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.” Mr Abbott said his seniors incentive measure would also help boost productivity in Australia. “More than ever, the potential exists for more mature age workers to participate in the workplace,” he said.

AAP  Read More  Coalition plans boost for older workers | September 04, 2013 1:49PM

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