Employment is essential in helping Australians with all abilities as well as our communities to grow. Roughly 1 in 5 Australians are living with a disability, so there’s a large pool of work-ready candidates with diverse abilities eager to become a productive team member for your business. Learn about the benefits of hiring people with a disability below.
Employing people with a disability can have huge benefits to any business, like finding local, skilled people and keeping them in your business.
In fact, according to the Australian Network on Disability, not only could you access diverse skills to match your job requirements, but by enhancing the inclusivity of your team and workplace, your employees are more likely to have better cultural experiences and stay with the business longer. Thus, resulting in reduced recruitment and training costs and a team that reflects the communities you serve in.
Employment is vital to helping Australians with all abilities and the communities we live in to grow.
By providing local jobs to the entire community, your business will be directly contributing to and supporting the sustainability of your local communities.
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To support disability employment and the growth of your workforce, eligible businesses can access government wage subsidies up to $10,000.
There’s also financial assistance available to help you upgrade your workplace to suit your new employee’s needs. Our team can take you through the criteria and application process for wage subsidies.
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Become confident in employing and supporting team members with disability with tailored support for your business.
Throughout the journey, employers and employees have access to ongoing training, recruitment, and post-placement support to ensure a successful employment match and that
you’re both set up for success.
Disability can be visible or non-visible. Disability can be inherited or acquired. It can be due to illness or injury and can be temporary or permanent.
There are many opportunities in every workplace to support diversity and inclusion and Community Solutions can enable you to explore opportunities and support your employee within the workplace.
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Liam shared his experience of hiring someone with disability, Eddie, and the strengths Eddie brought to the business.
“There are other benefits outside the straight productivity that you get from a person with a disability. With Eddie, his commitment goes beyond the tasks that he does. It’s the attitude and the big smile he brings to work.” – Liam, Central Isuzu Rockhampton
Read Liam’s story