Webinar: Employing people with disabilities – what you need to know
23 June 2017
3:30 pm AEST
0 hr 45 min
Sponsored by Biz Better Together
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In Australia, 2.1 million people of working age have a disability. For some, their disability does not impact greatly on every day life. For others, working with a disability can mean restricting their options in particular vocations.
For young job seekers it’s tough. Fifteen to 24-year-olds are 10 times more likely to experience discrimination due to their disability than those over 54. In more than half of those instances the employer is the source of that discrimination.
What do employers need to know? How can business owners ensure that they’re including people with disabilities in their diverse workplaces?
As part of the newest Great Australian Workplace series, tune into this month’s webinar to hear from Ken Baker, chief executive, National Disability Services and Jessica May, founder of Enabled Employment on employing people with disabilities.
Dr Ken Baker, Chief Executive, National Disability Services
In his role at National Disability, the peak association for non-government disability service organisations, Dr Baker provides information, representation and policy advice. He has been a member of numerous committees advising government on disability policy matters, particularly employment. Dr Baker has worked in social policy and public affairs for 30 years and has personal experience as a carer. He campaigned for the introduction of the NDIS and is keen to see it implemented well across Australia.
Jessica May, CEO, Enabled Employment
Jessica May is the founder and Chief Executive Officer of the innovative web based Enabled Employment, which is a labour hire company for people with a disability, Australian Defence Force veterans wounded by their service, senior and Indigenous Australians. Enabled Employment is unique in Australia and possibly the world with its approach of using flexible arrangements to enable highly capable people in these marginalised groups to find productive and well-paid employment.
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