Jewish Care receives funding to help small business embrace inclusivity

October 14, 2020 by J-Wire Newsdesk
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Jewish Care Victoria’s Employment Centre has received funding from the National Disability Insurance Agency’s Linkages and Capacity Building program to embark on an exciting new project called ‘The Campaign’.

The Campaign aims to assist small and medium enterprises to feel more confident about employing people with a disability when rebuilding their workforce post-COVID-19 and develop an action plan to help improve employment outcomes for people with a disability.

“Employment is one of the key ways people living with a disability can be supported to reach their full potential and has direct business benefits,” says Simon Jedwab, Employment Centre Program Manager. “Small-to-medium businesses are well-positioned to harness the advantages of employing a person with a disability, with the added benefit of creating a more diverse and inclusive workplace.”

He added: “The right approach is important for both employers and employees, which is why we are excited to launch The Campaign. We believe it is essential that people with a disability have the opportunity to work. They prove to be effective, reliable and safe employees when matched to the right job.”

Jewish Care is seeking community input into The Campaign, specifically from small and medium businesses and people with a disability and/or their careers. Interested community members are invited to participate in community consultation sessions or via the project steering committee, which will meet on a monthly basis. All meetings will be conducted in an inclusive manner.

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