Where are the workers?
Today I spoke to Darcy Byrnes, the owner of Byrnes Quality Meats, about not being able to find anyone willing to work, and like some in the hospitality industry, he has balmed the current Jobkeeper and JobSeeker payments. Listen below to our discussion.
The Federal Government implementedJobKeeper payments on the 30th of March as a temporary subsidy for businesses hit hard by COVID-19 and JobSeeker payments from the 20th of March as financial help for people between 22 and the Age Pension age while they're unemployed and looking for work. However, some employers have raised concerns that these payments are preventing people from searching and applying for jobs.
20 March 2020 and we’ll transfer you to JobSeeker Payment.