World News – AU – 100,000 new apprenticeship positions to lead economic recovery from COVID-19


Morrison government to invest an additional $ 1 billion to help Australian businesses employ 100,000 new apprentices or interns as part of our COVID-19 economic stimulus package

Starting tomorrow, October 5, 2020, companies hiring a new Australian apprentice will be eligible for a 50 percent wage subsidy regardless of location, occupation, industry or size

Prime Minister Scott Morrison said apprenticeship is an important avenue for attracting young people to jobs and for ensuring that there is a talent pool to meet the future needs of employers

“During this pandemic, the federal government has focused on supporting and creating jobs as well as identifying the skills we need for economic reconstruction,” the Prime Minister said

« Already 760,000 jobs lost or reduced to zero hours as a result of the COVID crisis have returned to our economy We want to continue to recover what has been lost and put young people to work

« Whether in manufacturing, housing and construction, arts or mining, this new wage subsidy gives companies the certainty of hiring and offers a career path for young trades. budding »

The grant will be available to employers of any size or industry, across Australia, who hire an Australian apprentice or intern from October 5, 2020 until the 100,000 cap is reached

Under the new measure, employers will be entitled to 50 percent of the salary of a new or new apprentice or trainee for the period up to September 30, 2021, up to $ 7,000 per trimester

Jobs, Skills, Small and Family Business Minister Senator Michaelia Cash said the measure builds on existing $ 2 billion in wage subsidies to support apprentices and trainees who help employers retain their apprentices and trainees

« The Australian government has already made significant investments to ensure that apprentices are retained where possible and encouraged to re-engage if they lose their jobs, » said Minister Cash

The Deputy Minister of Vocational Education, Training and Learning, the Honorable Steve Irons MP, said the new measures we are announcing today will build on the already significant investment in support apprentices and trainees

« Thanks to the existing measure to support apprentices and trainees, no less than 90,000 companies employing around 180,000 apprentices across Australia will continue to be supported, » said Deputy Minister Irons

Apprenticeship, Intern, Salary, Australian Federal Budget, Employment, Grant

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