Employer, BIZLINK make a tasty deal

BIZLINK’s Troy Sabetta with D’Orsogna’s Dianne Davies, Steve Vardis and Clint Hayward, who is celebrating 10 years with the company.
BIZLINK’s Troy Sabetta with D’Orsogna’s Dianne Davies, Steve Vardis and Clint Hayward, who is celebrating 10 years with the company.

Disability employment service provider BIZLINK presented the small goods company with a corporate partnership award in July for its continued inclusion of people with disabilities in the workforce.

BIZLINK is funded by the Federal Government�s Department of Social Services to assist people with disabilities to secure and maintain long-term employment.

Sean Deasy, BIZLINK�s job search co-ordinator, first approached D�Orsogna in 2001 at a Chamber of Commerce and Industry WA function.

Not long after, D�Orsogna employed Patrick Cheyne, who has been with the company for nearly 13 years and was one of the first employed.

�What I like about D�Orsogna is they go above and beyond in terms of accommodating people�s needs when it came to hours, pay, leave, travel, time off due to illness or special needs; they were very flexible,� Mr Deasy said.

�Many organisations talk of community involvement or use terms like social capital or corporate social responsibility; most of the time it�s just talk. D�Orsogna have realistic values and genuinely care about their community, and not just profit or personal gain.�

Another employee who is celebrating 10 years with D�Orsogna is factory hand Clint Hayward, who is one of three workers with a disability employed at the company.

Call BIZLINK on 1300 780 789 or visit www.bizlink.asn.au.