How Hamza found self-employment

Hamza Flames Self-Employment

Buying into a chicken shop in the middle of a pandemic was a “leap of faith” for Hamza Helmy, a job seeker who was connected to our Liverpool office. 

Hamza was initially looking for employment, but the opportunity to become a partner in Flames Charcoal Chicken in Condell Park came along at the right time – even though hospitality had been impacted due to COVID-19. 

“It was scary buying a business, and hard to take the first step, but I have no regrets. I had the support of my wife and family and we have since opened a new branch of the business in Moorebank,” he said. 

Open seven days a week, the take-away and dine in-restaurant has earned a solid following among the locals. 

“We have a great menu, everything is fresh and we have a great team who care about each other.”

Over the past two years Global Skills has assisted more than 150 job seekers commence and maintain self-employment.

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You can check out Flames here.