Government unveils $1.5b job services overhaul

By Naomi Woodley

Photo: The Federal Government has announced a new $5. 1 billion job services package that includes wage subsidies for younger workers and the long-term unemployed. A $5. 1 billion overhaul of the Government’s job services system to be unveiled today will include a raft of changes, including wage subsidies for young and long-term unemployed people.

“This new system will focus job service providers on getting people into work, it will cut the red tape, and it will free them up to use their initiatives and innovate in the ways they deliver programs,” Assistant Employment Minister Luke Hartsuyker told the ABC‘s AM program.

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