Years of service are recognised

Andrew Rakich is loved by his GSI co-workers and his customers. Picture: Andrew Ritchie www.communitypix.com.au d408793
Andrew Rakich is loved by his GSI co-workers and his customers. Picture: Andrew Ritchie www.communitypix.com.au d408793

GSI chief executive John Knowles said Mr Rakich had worked all over Perth and now worked in the city store on Murray Street, where his co-workers and customers loved him.

While working in Perth he has taken self-development courses and Good Samaritan’s training courses, and worked for certificates including a Tafe Certificate 1 in Retail Operations.

GSI is a WA Disability Enterprise ” one of the State’s iconic charities that together employ more than 2000 people who have a disability or a mental illness.

In its last Budget, the State Government allocated $457,000 over four years to allow these organisations to employ an executive officer to secure government and businesses contracts.

Disability Services Minister Helen Morton has announced that State departments could now purchase Disability Enterprises services without going to tender, providing they met value and quality standards.

The initiative is to cut red tape and create more employment opportunities for people with disabilities.