Job initiative provides hope

Mineral Resources’ general manager Michelle Greenwell, Gnaala Karla Booja Group representative Geri Hayden, Mineral Resources’ Aboriginal facilitator Barry McGuire and job seeker Stanley Kickett. Picture: Louise White d409430
Mineral Resources’ general manager Michelle Greenwell, Gnaala Karla Booja Group representative Geri Hayden, Mineral Resources’ Aboriginal facilitator Barry McGuire and job seeker Stanley Kickett. Picture: Louise White d409430

Mr Kickett joined nearly 100 job seekers at the Aboriginal Unemployment Forum in Kwinana on Wednesday.

The forum was designed to help link job seekers with employers, including resource giants Woodside, Rio Tinto and Mondaelphous.

Mr Kickett, who has been unemployed for the past 10 months after his casual position at BHP ended, told the Courier the forum would provide much-needed opportunities.

More than 20 companies took part in the forum.

‘I moved here from Victoria so that I could get work to help support my family,’ he said

‘Since losing my job, I have called so many different agencies and employers but it becomes very disheartening when the lady on the other end just tells me that someone will call me back’