Accessing wage subsidies for your business in Victoria

Did you know WISE can help you find the right candidate, provide ongoing support and help you access wage subsidies?

WISE Employment is one of Australia’s most successful specialist employment services. We help employers find the right staff by matching your needs with our job seekers’ skills, qualifications, and experience.

Our dedicated team is here to support you through every step of the hiring process. We ensure you have the right people and support to help your business thrive.

Accessing Wage Subsidies

The Jobs Victoria Fund provides $250 million in wage subsidies to assist Victorian businesses in employing at least 10,000 people looking for work.

Your business could be eligible for up to $20,000 of wage subsidies through the Jobs Victoria Fund when you hire:

  • Women aged 45 years+
  • Long-term unemployed job seekers (unemployed for six months or more)
  • Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people
  • People with disability
  • People seeking asylum/refugees
  • Newly arrived migrants from non-English speaking backgrounds
  • Young people aged under 25
  • People age 45+
  • Veterans
  • People previously employed under the Working for Victoria initiative.

You can apply wage subsidies for the equivalent of up to 20 full-time employees, depending on the size of your business.

These wage subsidies can be used to meet the costs of taking on new employees for the first 12 months of their employment.

Our WISE team can take care of the application process, making it as easy for your business as possible.

The right candidate

Our tailored service focus on understanding your company culture and working environment, so together, we can map out the journey to achieve a successful working relationship for both parties.

When we know the role we need to fill, WISE can advertise, screen and interview candidates. We have a pool of talent ready to start work immediately.

Site visits and identifying roles

At WISE, our strategy is to ensure that we provide the best care and service to all our customers. We work together to create a safe working environment for all current and future employees.

Our experts can provide audits of your workplace, providing solutions on improving safety and making the physical space more accessible for everyone.

WISE works to understand your business and help identify potential roles that can save you money in the long run.

Awareness training

You might be surprised to know that WISE can provide training and teach Hiring Managers how to best support and manage your new hire in their workplace. We work hand in hand with our customers, establishing a work engagement strategy and framework that best suits their requirements.

Support and mentoring

We provide ongoing coaching, mentoring and workplace support for our customers to maintain a successful working partnership.

Contact us

For more information on accessing the Jobs Victoria Fund subsidies and our recruitment services, reach out your local Victorian WISE office.



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