WorkABILITY Day to give Rockingham woman a chance gain new work skills

Aly Bannister (Employment Consultant) and Hayley Allen. Picture: Jon Hewson d473050
Aly Bannister (Employment Consultant) and Hayley Allen. Picture: Jon Hewson d473050

IT is WorkABILITY Day on Tuesday , where people with disabilities, health conditions or injuries will demonstrate their range of skills and experience.

In Rockingham, Hayley Allen will carry out work experience at Grand Patios.

Disability employment specialists Forrest Personnel aim to raise awareness of the benefits of diverse workplaces by hosting the event, which involves a range of employers offering participants work for a day, in a number of locations across the state.

Workers in the program will be supported by Forrest Personnel employment consultants and partner agencies where necessary.

WorkABILITY Day will demonstrate how Forrest Personnel work in supporting organisations with the recruitment and employment process, which includes supporting clients in their employment and creating potential employment opportunities.

“Diverse workplaces are better workplaces, and there is plenty of evidence supporting this,” chief executive Anna Bagshaw said.

“With 1 in 5 Australians having some type of disability or health condition, we must recognise that our workplaces also represent our communities,” she said.

“We know participation in a workplace can be extremely positive both economically and socially; research shows it also makes good business sense.”


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