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On the right PaTH – Businesses hire 5,000 young Australians


Senator the Hon Michaelia Cash
Minister for Employment
Minister for Women
Minister Assisting the Prime Minister for the Public Service
Senator for Western Australia

More than 5,000 young Australians have gained jobs under the ‘Hire’ element of the Turnbull Government’s Youth Jobs PaTH (Prepare-Trial-Hire) program.

Minister for Employment, Michaelia Cash, said the Turnbull Government was focused on creating more jobs and helping young people into work.

“We understand the best form of welfare is a job,” Minister Cash said.

“Since its introduction in January, the new Youth Bonus wage subsidy has driven the success of Youth Jobs PaTH, with over 5,000 young people securing employment.”

“The Government’s significant investment in PaTH is focused on helping young people get the skills they need, give them a go and get them a job.”

“The results are proving young Australians want to get involved in the workforce which is fantastic.”

Businesses employing young people (15 to 24 years of age) on income support and registered with an employment services provider may be eligible for a Youth Bonus wage subsidy of up to $10,000.

“I encourage more business owners to consider the PaTH program which helps them take on a young Australian to grow their business,” Minister Cash said.

Youth Jobs PaTH also offers young Australians access to job-ready training programs through the ‘Prepare’ element and internship opportunities through the ‘Trial’ element.

For more information about Youths Job PaTH, visit