The Government has announced an incentive to hire older workers - it's worth $10k over the first 24 months.

Starting from July 1 this year eligible employers will receive $3000 if they hire a full-time mature age job seeker who was previously unemployed for a minimum of six months and employ that person for at least six months.

Once the job seeker has been working for the same employer for 12 months, the business will receive another payment of $3000, then another $2000 at 18 months and a final $2000 at two years.

To be eligible for Restart, businesses will need to demonstrate the job they are offering is sustainable and ongoing, and that they are not displacing existing workers with subsidised job seekers.

Will this influence your organisation to consider employing older workers?