AFTER working his whole life, 57 year old Edward Valeri found himself unemployed.
With the help of a $10,000 Restart wage subsidy, Parramatta-based company Pivotal employed him as a construction worker.
Pivotal sales and service manager Richard Medrzejewski said Edward has excelled since he had begun at the company three weeks ago.
Mr Medrzejewski said Edward has just grabbed the opportunity and ran with it.
“Being mature-aged, Edward has a wealth of experience and a great work attitude – he actually wants to be here.
“At Pivotal we do take advantage of the wage subsidy as it is an encouragement but we also look for people with the right skill set and feel we have a duty to help the community”, Mr Medrzejewski said.
Available wage subsidies include:
- $10,000 for each mature aged jobseeker (over 50) you hire for at least 30 hours per week.
- $6,500 for each young jobseeker (under 30), parent returning to work, Indigenous jobseeker or long-term unemployed jobseeker you hire for at least 30 hours per week.
- Employers can also access pro-rata payments for part-time work, between 15-29 hours per week.
It’s amazing how many of employers are not using available Australian Government wage subsidies