Labor says Jobactive system is failing job seekers and businesses

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Opposition vows to fix incentives in government scheme that small businesses say is not delivering

Labor plans to dramatically overhaul the employment services system Jobactive, saying it is incentivising job providers to churn unemployed people through unsuitable jobs, and flooding businesses with disingenuous job applications.

Terri Butler, the shadow spokeswoman for employment services, says labour market programs are supposed to connect unemployed Australians with decent, stable jobs, but the government’s Jobactive system is not delivering value for money.

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