Sureway presents Creating Conversation: Disability in the Workplace
DID YOU KNOW? 2 million Australians of working age live with disability.
- Just over 47% of this group are in gainful employment.
- In comparison, 84% of people without disability enjoy gainful work.
Misconceptions about disability in the workplace can perpetuate this gap.
So how can we help change this?
Our new series, Creating Conversation: Disability in the Workplace out today aims to break down common misconceptions about employing people with diverse abilities.
Joining us to bring you these conversations over the coming weeks is Scott Reardon – successful Australian Paralympian and advocate for others who experience reduced employment opportunities as a result of disability, injury or illness.
Who is Scott Reardon?
Scott is a successful Australian Paralympian and advocate for others who experience reduced employment opportunities as a result of disability, injury or illness.
About the campaign, Scott said:
“I have been very fortunate to build a career in elite sport – something that I felt I was always destined to do. Having a career has taught me many things about the world and myself. It also provides me with financial security, stimulating challenges and a purpose to go through life each day.
For this reason, I am passionate about using my time to advocate for others who live with disability and are experiencing unemployment.
By partnering with Sureway to produce this resource, my hope is that more employers will go from ‘willing’ to actively employing people with disabilities. By providing individuals with greater opportunities to engage in meaningful work, not only will this improve the lives of each individual, but it also has great flow on effects for our communities and future generations.”
Ready to create conversation?
Watch the series now: www.sureway.com.au/disability-in-the-workplace/