Jobs Open!

August 26, 2021 by Community newsdesk
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CEO’s of Jewish House and JewishCare, Rabbi Mendel Kastel and Gary Groves are calling on the Sydney community to work together to connect local employers with job seekers.

Jobs Open! is a joint initiative of the two organisations, helping businesses and individuals to thrive during these difficult times.

Jewish House CEO, Rabbi Mendel Kastel, urged local businesses to engage with the Jobs Open! Initiative earlier this week.

He said: “We need you and we are there for you. Our talented team have had great success working with local businesses to identify job opportunities and connect them with the right job seekers. It really is the consummate solution, providing a fresh new start for business and job seekers alike.”

Jobs Open! encourages employers to be open to employment diversity, helping place job seekers from all backgrounds, including those with a disability.

The collaboration has already produced some great results, with employers benefiting from advancing their corporate social responsibility and strengthening their workplace culture.

“When we were first approached by JewishCare to employ someone with a disability at Salon Lane, we recognised the unique opportunity to promote a workplace of diversity and inclusiveness,” said the business’ co-founder and CEO, Jared Keen.

“Rebecca has shown us the importance of seeing people’s abilities first. We are grateful for the opportunity to make a difference in her life and, more importantly, in the lives of all our employees, members and clients.”

Lisa and Adrian Saunders from Arnies Recon have also found the program beneficial.

“We are committed to employing members of our community who find it difficult to secure employment due to their age or disability. We receive far more from them than they do from us, and we feel privileged to make a difference, one person at a time.”

Job seekers have also provided excellent feedback.

“I was assisted and empowered to get a full-time job by genuinely caring and professional staff ready to help me. That included CV writing and interview practice,” said Liam. He has secured a full-time administrative position as a customer service consultant with an employment agency.

Jobs Open! invites companies to engage with this worthwhile initiative to boost employment outcomes in the community.

You can help by:

  • Identifying available positions in your organisation;
  • Contacting us for a confidential discussion; and
  • Spreading the word about Jobs Open! to other employers and job seekers.


Find out more by contacting Shelana or Charmaine (JewishCare) at 1300 133 660 or Monica (Jewish House) at 02 9386 0770 or emailing Visit our website



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