The Illawarra Business Chamber is proud to be partnering with its member, Settlement Services International (Ability Links NSW), who will be hosting a two hour forum to highlight the benefits for employers of being disability confident and ways to capitalise on untapped talent and skills in the local community.
With one in five Australians living with disability, making employment opportunities accessible for all is paramount for local businesses.
Inclusive practices give employers access to wider skillsets and provide pathways for local community members with disabilities to achieve independence and economic empowerment.
The forum aims to build confidence and capacity for businesses to recruit, advance and maintain inclusive workplaces by demonstrating what that looks like at a local and national level.
There is a growing need for businesses to better understand workplace mental health and how employers can create mentally healthy workplaces.
The program will include a panel discussion around the benefits and importance of employing outside the box, exploring innovative recruitment and selection practices that will help employers access a wider talent pool.
Workplace Disability and Inclusion Employer Forum
Thursday 20 June, 11.00am to 1.30pm
Lagoon Restaurant, North Wollongong
free, but registrations are essential