Workability Day in Rock­ing­ham

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IT’S WorkABILITY Day on Tues­day, where peo­ple with dis­abil­i­ties, health con­di­tions or in­juries will demon­strate their range of skills and ex­pe­ri­ence.

In Rock­ing­ham, Hay­ley Allen will carry out work ex­pe­ri­ence at Grand Pa­tios.

Dis­abil­ity em­ploy­ment spe­cial­ists For­rest Per­son­nel aim to raise aware­ness of the ben­e­fits of di­verse work­places by host­ing the event, which in­volves a range of em­ploy­ers of­fer­ing par­tic­i­pants work for a day, in a num­ber of lo­ca­tions across the state.

Work­ers in the pro­gram will be sup­ported by For­rest Per­son­nel em­ploy­ment con­sul­tants and part­ner agen­cies where nec­es­sary.

WorkABILITY Day will demon­strate how For­rest Per­son­nel work in sup­port­ing or­gan­i­sa­tions with the re­cruit­ment and em­ploy­ment process, which in­cludes sup­port­ing clients in their em­ploy­ment and cre­at­ing po­ten­tial em­ploy­ment op­por­tu­ni­ties.

“Di­verse work­places are bet­ter work­places, and there is plenty of ev­i­dence sup­port­ing this,” chief ex­ec­u­tive Anna Bagshaw said.

“With one in five Aus­tralians hav­ing some type of dis­abil­ity or health con­di­tion, we must recog­nise our work­places also rep­re­sent our com­mu­ni­ties,” she said.

“We know par­tic­i­pa­tion in a work­place can be ex­tremely pos­i­tive both eco­nom­i­cally and so­cially; re­search shows it also makes good busi­ness sense.”

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Pic­ture: Jon Hew­son d473050

For­rest Per­son­nel’s Aly Ban­nis­ter with client Hay­ley Allen.

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