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.