I have a quick question for someone in the know....
One of the criteria for being eligible for the new scheme is that you have to be unemployed for 12 continuous months.
However I was told that since I was on a jobsbridge programme for 6 months, finishing there in May, that I will have been deemed as 'employed' and thus not eligible for this new scheme!
Does anyone know if this is true?
It'll mean anyone who took up jobsbridge placements to better themselves and to gain experience will now face even tougher competition to find full time work as what employer would not want the cash incentive??