The Flexi-wage employment programme can help businesses pay and support employees while they gain skills for a job.
Flexi-wage is a wage contribution and other support while a new employee gets the skills they need to do their job. This could include:
Depending on the level of support a candidate needs, Flexi-wage may be paid for either 24 or 36 weeks, at $276 including GST a week. There is some discretion to vary this support if the candidate has complex or specific needs.
Flexi-wage aims to support job seekers who are disadvantaged in the workforce, are at risk of being on a benefit long-term, or both. It can be used in a variety of ways, for:
Get in touch with Work and Income to find out more about eligibility and how to apply. If you have someone in mind for Flexi-wage, Work and Income will be able to talk to you about their potential eligibility. If you don’t already have someone in mind, they can help you find a suitable candidate.
Work and Income will also help you get Flexi-wage set up and draft up a contract which will outline the subsidy amount, duration and the payment structure.
Flexi-wage subsidy – employer information(external link) – Work and Income
Contact Work and Income about Flexi-wage(external link) – Work and Income