Mana in Mahi offers wage subsidy to employers

Employers can receive a wage subsidy to help with the cost of hiring a young person and supporting them to learn new skills and gain qualifications through the Ministry of Social Development Mana in Mahi initiative.

“Mana in Mahi provides financial support through a wage subsidy paid for 12 months and funding to help cover any pre-employment or on-the-job training costs.  It also supports employees with incentive payments of up to $1,000 at three, six and 12 months of continuous employment,” says MSD’s Deputy Chief Executive Service Delivery, Viv Rickard.

Throughout the recruitment and selection process, MSD work closely with employers and potential employees (aged 18-24 on a benefit) to understand their specific needs to ensure the match is a good one.  They also provide dedicated support for both the employer and employee for the first year.

“We’ve made a good start to promote Mana in Mahi with a radio and social media campaign and LinkedIn, Instagram and Facebook pages.  We want to work on promotion with our partners and their networks to ensure the message gets out and employers and young people can benefit from this great scheme,” says Viv.

To support promotion, the MSD team has developed a Mana in Mahi Communications Toolkit that includes high level messaging, collateral, logos and case study articles for organisations to share with stakeholders on their own websites and internal communications.

If you’d like a copy of the Mana in Mahi Communications Toolkit for your organisation please email Emily Turner.

For general information visit Mana in Mahi, find out more on 0800 778 008 (employers) or 0800 779 009 (young people) or follow on Facebook and LinkedIn.