14 November, 2018
VERTO has today announced that it is supporting the upcoming AccessAbility day. An Australian federal government initiative, AccessAbility day allows employers to connect with jobseekers with disabilities. The initiative is a voluntary activity that involves employers hosting a jobseeker with disability for a day.
VERTO believes this a great opportunity for local employers to gain an insight into the benefits of hiring people with disabilities, and for jobseekers with disabilities to gain valuable work experience in a workplace or role that aligns with their career interests.
Commenting on the initiative, VERTO CEO, Ron Maxwell, said “We are excited to support the upcoming AccessAbility day. We have a long history of helping those with disability into the workforce, and initiatives such as this are designed to connect both employers and those with disability in a way that enables both parties to gain experience”
“There are 2.2 million Australians living with disability who are of working age, but they are under-represented in the workforce. In fact, the employment rate for people with disability is almost half compared to those without a disability.” Maxwell added.
The initiative is being held from Monday 26 to Friday 30 November 2018. Participants and employers can be involved in AccessAbility Day on any day of that week and it is open to any jobseeker registered with a Disability Employment Services provider.