Sarina hopes to help and inspire with jobs initiative
SARINA Russo’s belief in everyone’s potential comes not only from the more than 60,000 people her organisation has helped find a job, but from her own story.
After migrating to Australia from Italy at the age of five, her education was an uphill battle.
“I was told that I would never make it being anything but an invoice typist,” Ms Russo (pictured) said.
“I couldn’t hold down a job for about eight years.”
With little money to her name, she took a leap of faith and started her own typing school in 1979.
“There are two things that motivate you – one is inspiration and the other is desperation,” she said.
More than 35 years later, she is running a global education, employment and training company employing more than 1000 people.
It is about to expand even further. Western Sydney job seekers are set to benefit from the Sarina Russo Job Access expansion from 27 to 93 offices under the Federal Government’s Jobactive initiative starting on July 1.
This includes offices at Mt Druitt, St Marys, Parramatta, Blacktown, Auburn, Penrith, Katoomba and Richmond.
Ms Russo said her own experience of turning failure into success drove her to help others. Details: 13 15 59 or visit sarinarusso.com.