Woolies job plan rings true
GRACEWelsh is part of a fresh approach to helping more indigenous Australians score long-term jobs with great career options.
The young woman is a proud member of theWoolworths Employment Parity Initiative that is recruiting 1600 Aboriginal workers over the coming three years.
The company already employs 2000 indigenous people but the supermarket giant aims to have 3600 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders wearing the signature green and white uniform.
“My experience with this initiative has been remarkable,” MsWelsh said at the project’s launch.
“It’s exciting to work at Woolworths because I’m learning so much every day and gaining new skills.
“This is giving me a confidence I haven’t had before.”
Woolworths CEO Brad Banducci said the special recruitment drive was the result of his company’s partnership with Diversity Dimensions, which has received Federal Government funding to train, support and mentor indigenous employees.
The Commonwealth Bank has also announced it would “significantly” raise the number of indigenous Australians it employs.
LEARNING EVERY DAY: Grace Welsh is excited to be working at Woolies.