Diversify and Meet Your Workforce Needs: Retail Industry

In the lead up to the holiday season, many businesses in the Retail Industry will need to scale up staff quickly to meet extra demand. As Retail is one of Australia’s growth industries known to have significant labour shortages and high demand this may be proving a hard task.

Global Skills is encouraging employers to consider the inclusion of people with disability as potential employees to help meet demand now and prepare for the future. Significant skill and labour shortages within the Retail Industry are predicted to intensify over the coming years.

Research suggests that 2.1 million people with disability are of working age and less than half are currently employed so there is potential for people with disability to meet this demand.

People with disability possess a wide range of experiences, skills, abilities and qualifications with the ability to fill a wide range of jobs across all levels. Generally, people with disability are reliable, affordable, good for business and now is the time for our workforce to better reflect the Australian community.

Global Skills Disability Employment Services (DES) can help your business; tap into this large and diverse talent pool, create pathways to open up jobs and diversify your workforce.

We offer a free, professional, positive and efficient recruitment service to help businesses hire people with disabilities. We can support you through the entire recruitment journey including providing ongoing support in the workplace for as long as it is required.

This is your opportunity to meet your Retail business labour needs over the coming holiday season and well into the future.

For more information on the benefits of hiring people with disability and the services we offer, go to globalskills.com.au/diversify-and-meet-your-workforce-needs/