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New Autumn Employer Incentive

Sep 24, 2021

The Government is launching an Autumn Employer Incentive which will work alongside the current Back to Work initiatives.

This new Incentive will run through October and November and has been designed to support employers who may only be able to offer short-term contracts.

Under the Autumn Employer Incentive, the wages and Social Security contributions, worth up to £2,481 are paid to businesses hiring eligible jobseekers during the eight-week period.

It enables anyone who has been unemployed since before May 2021 to be hired for this period at no financial cost to the business.

The incentive will be offered until Sunday 31 October, however, employees must be in the placement by Monday 4 October to qualify for the full eight week subsidy.

Minister for Social Security, Deputy Judy Martin, said: “It is hoped this incentive will inspire employers to recruit more staff and help those who have been unable to use the existing Incentives, bringing those furthest from the job market closer to securing long-term sustainable employment.

“This will be a great opportunity for Islanders and employers who are looking for temporary work.”

Any businesses in Jersey that are looking for temporary staff can apply to have vacancies filled for free and are encouraged to contact the Back to Work Recruitment team on 444444 or [email protected]. They should apply before Monday 4 October to benefit from the full 8 weeks.

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