During the week of 26 – 30 November 2018, Sureway Employment & Training are proud to be be taking part in AccessAbility Day – a new Australian Government initiative developed to connect job seekers with disability and employers.
There are 2.2 million Australians living with disability who are of working age, but Australians with disability are under-represented in the workforce. In fact, the employment rate for people with disability is almost half compared to those without disability.
What is AccessAbility Day?
AccessAbility Day is a voluntary, obligation free day for employers to have an opportunity to see the potential job seekers with disability can bring to the workplace and learn about available Government support. It is also a great opportunity for job seekers with disability to experience a workplace or role that aligns with their career interests.
AccessAbility Day is a job shadowing opportunity for the participant to try a day in a workplace and see what that workplace has to offer and for the employer to learn more about working with job seekers with disability.
Participants and employers can be involved in AccessAbility Day on any one day of this week at a time mutually suitable to both parties. Job seekers must be registered with DES to be eligible to participate in AccessAbility Day.
What are the benefits of providing an opportunity to someone with a disability?
Employing a person with a disability offers endless benefits for your company, such as high retention rate, low absenteeism, and increase in workplace morale. Read more about the benefits and support here.
How can I get involved?
Get in touch with your local Sureway team who will be able to connect you with suitable candidates for your opportunity.
Let’s get started! Contact your local Sureway Disability Employment Services office on
Phone: 1300 SUREWAY (1300 787 392)
Visit: AccessAbility Day website: jobaccess.gov.au/people-with-disability/accessabilityday