Local business owners looking to create a more inclusive workplace should get behind an annual campaign to find employment for people with a disability.
NOVA Employment’s ‘100 Jobs in 100 Days’ Macarthur campaign launched on Wednesday, May 30.
The campaign kicked off at an event with small business owners and hiring managers at Campbelltown Catholic Club.
NOVA Employment’s campaign manager Yasmin Brennan said there were almost 100 people in the room.
“Guest speakers included Campbelltown mayor George Brticevic and local employer Dennis Evans, the managing director of ENC Labour Hire,” she said.
“Mr Evans spoke about how he had hired Natasha who completed training in MYOB and an advanced payroll course.
“She started her job as a business administration assistant six months ago.
“The goal is to get 100 workers living with a disability in employment in 100 days.
Last year the Macarthur campaign exceeded the target.
“We hope to equal or better that result this year.”
Ms Brennan said the campaign aimed to bring awareness to the skills and talent of an untapped workforce.
“NOVA Employment focuses on abilities not disabilities,” she said.
“We hope to help people with a disability secure employment within the community.
“We match workers with jobs based on their skills.”