Due to the current demands of our economy and Australia’s ageing population, many industries are now experiencing significant skill and labour shortages. Current shortages are highest in growth industries and predicated to intensify in coming years.
For current and future workforce needs, Global Skills Disability Employment Services (DES) can help your business access a large and diverse talent pool that is significantly under-represented in the Australian labour market.
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. Australian Institute of Health and Welfare data shows 1 in 5 Australians have a disability and 2.1 million people with disability are of working age. Less than half of those are currently employed.
There is a strong business case for employing people with disability. Research has shown people with disability are:
For the benefit of your business including the ability to secure workers in the future, inclusion of people with disability as potential employees is a great way to find hidden talent. If you are unsure where to start, Global Skills can help.
Global Skills DES offers a free, professional, positive and efficient service to help businesses hire people with disabilities. We can save you time and money in the recruitment and retention of high-quality employees.
You can access Global Skills DES service through our Cabramatta, Fairfield, Wetherill Park, Katoomba, Penrith, St Marys and Windsor offices.
For more information on employer support go to https://www.globalskills.com.au/employers/
You can also call our Customer Support Centre team between the hours of 8.45am and 5pm, Monday to Friday, by phone: 02 4732 1469 or email: email@example.com to be connected with our DES team or Employer Liaison Consultants.
Sources: Australian Safety & Compensation Council report “Are People with disability at Risk at work? May 2007, International Labor Office “Disability in the workplace: Company practices” 2010, AIHW ‘People with Disability in Australia’ Australian Government, Australian Institute of Health and Welfare, AIHW (Web Report, 2 October 2020). AHRC: Guidelines for the targeted recruitment of people with disability Nov 2022, Australian Network on Disability.