Work Bonus advantage for workers and businesses in Tourism

Recruiting mature age workers can help address labour shortages. Plus changes to the Work Bonus gives Age Pensioners an incentive to work more hours.

Mature age workers have a valuable contribution to make to your tourism business. With age comes resilience, the ability to relate to a variety of people and other traits and experiences that can help the tourism industry.


Older workers tend to be reliable, level-headed and have good work ethic. They are also five times less likely to change jobs than 20-24 year olds.*


Businesses prosper on experience and older workers can bring extensive knowledge, work experience and transferrable skills.


Intergenerational workforces can increase the efficiency of a business, improving productivity, competitiveness and customer service.

The Mature Age Hub has resources to support you in recruiting and retaining older workers.

You can also tap into Workforce Australia networks and programs like Career Transition Assistance to connect with and hire mature age workers. For example, a Career Transition Assistance provider may be able to identify participants suitable for your business.

Talk to a provider to find out how they can help and if you are eligible for financial support to employ an older worker.


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