People with disabilities will benefit from this program that seeks innovative approaches to drive change in the workplace.
An agreement has been signed between the Australian Government and the Australian Business Council (BCA) to develop and implement a new employment pilot for people with disabilities.
Amanda Richworth, Minister for Social Services, said the collaboration will seek new approaches to fostering cultural change in organisations, building companies’ capacity to expand opportunities for progress and development, while improving employment outcomes for people with disabilities. Said it would improve.
According to Rishworth, there are 2.1 million working-age Australians with disabilities, but only 53.4% are employed. She further noted that her 93% of working-age disabled individuals face difficulties finding employment because they lack suitable employment opportunities and are aware of the limitations of their disability. . This new employment pilot aims to address these issues and benefit people with disabilities, employers and businesses, the economy and the wider community, she added.
Some of Australia’s largest groups of employers participated in workshops with disability employment experts to discuss challenges and identify opportunities to inform pilot approaches.
“We are working closely with BCA to co-design a demand-driven model for job seekers and employers with disabilities to provide inclusive, safe and supportive careers for people with disabilities to succeed in their careers. We’ve built a work culture,” she said.
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Through targeted measures, she explained, companies can meet staffing, operational and strategic needs while enabling employees to achieve their career aspirations. “Together we will develop and implement an employment pilot aimed at creating an inclusive and supportive work culture for people with disabilities, a key outcome of Australia’s disability strategy,” she concludes. rice field.