Five tips for employers using Workforce Australia

Businesses need support too.

There’s a range of benefits available which can significantly ease the stress of screening and hiring candidates – which you may not be aware of.

Hiring through your local APM Employment Services team provides you and your business with access to benefits including training, subsidies, and specialised support.

As a national Workforce Australia Services provider, we have access to thousands of job seekers ready to start work right now.

When you’re ready to hire your next team member through Workforce Australia, we’re ready to help.

We’ve put together five tips for employers to reap the benefits of Workforce Australia:

1. Remember age is just a number, enthusiasm is limitless

Welcoming a mature job seeker aged 50 or above into your team can provide multiple benefits to your business.

At APM Employment Services we regularly encounter job seekers with decades of experience looking for a change in career.

We’ve also seen how mature workers help with welcoming new customers, establishing local connections in the community and help support less-experienced team members.

Discover what made Jacqueline and Ken the ideal fit.

2. Discover new talent

Every employee needs someone to give them a go at least once in their career.

Giving someone their start can have a wide-reaching positive impact in their lives.

You can help a young worker making their debut in the workforce, or a fresh start for someone looking to break out of long-term unemployment.

We can work with you to develop training programs so potential workers can learn about the skills needed in your industry.

Youth-focused and other specialised employment programs vary in different regions and your local APM team can help you find the best options for your business.

Paige transitioned to a stable career path and is on her way to long term success, with support from the Workforce Australia Transition to Work program.

3. Try new things

Your ideal candidate could be waiting somewhere you haven’t looked yet.

Which is why it’s worth diversifying your search by using some new tools.

APM’s exclusive recruitment platform – Employable Me – can help you stay on top of future hiring needs and always have the right people for your team.

The dedicated Employable Me team tailor job profiles to your business and give you instant access to thousands of registered job seekers.

Hear how Samuel has found a supportive workplace with help from Employable Me.

4. Get help to discover new benefits

Did you know your business could be eligible for a wage subsidy for new hires?

One benefit of hiring through APM Employment Services is access to wage subsidies of up to $10,000 for each eligible employee.

Paid by the Australian Government, wage subsidies allow you to reduce your business costs when you hire full or part-time workers.

Our employment consultants will work with you to:

  • Detail the eligibility requirements for wage subsidies
  • Identify the amount of subsidy available for eligible job seekers
  • Guide you through the process of accessing the funds
  • Advise you on when you will receive the wage subsidy

5. Find new ways to strengthen your team

With more than 500 APM locations delivering programs across Australia, our experienced teams understand the issues facing local employers and the support they need.

Your dedicated APM consultant can guide you on the valuable benefits available to help new employees settle into ongoing employment in your team.

These include:

  • Access to accredited and non-accredited training
  • Cards, licences, and certificates
  • Financial support for employee relocation
  • Accessing financial support for:
    • Transport to and from work
    • Essential tools and equipment
    • Uniforms or required clothing

Nilfa’s hard work helped her land a job in her dream industry.

Looking for staff?

We don’t just support job seekers, we also help thousands of employers find reliable staff and access government incentives when hiring new employees.

If you’re an employer, you could access wage subsidies and funds for training and workplace modifications when hiring a person with disability for full or part-time work.

Plus, you will be enhancing the diversity of your business while making a real positive difference in a person’s life.

Get in touch with your nearest APM Employment Services team, or email