There are countless opportunities for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Australians to make a positive contribution to a flourishing workplace. Diversify your workplace and tap into this valuable pool of talent by employing an Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander Australian.
Employ staff that reflect your community
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities are fast growing, and employing people from these groups will show you are a business that represents the community. This will lead to higher satisfaction from your customers and improved trust.
Improve the way your business interacts with Indigenous communities
By employing Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander people, you will gain insight into the Indigenous community, helping your business make more considered, thoughtful choices. Cross-cultural awareness will improve, bettering relationships with suppliers and customers from different cultural backgrounds.
Get the edge when tendering
By demonstrating your business is invested in greater equality for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities, you will be in a better position to win tenders.
Tap into diverse experience and opinion
Your business will benefit from the unique views of an Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander individual, helping you tap into markets you may not usually know how to enter.
If your business employs an Indigenous Australian, it may be eligible for the Indigenous Wage Subsidy. This subsidy provides your business with up to $6,500 (GST inc). Please note on 1 January 2018, the Indigenous subsidy will increase to $10,000 (GST inc). Contact Employment Plus on 136 123 to find out more.
Indigenous jobseekers ready to contribute to your business
Employment Plus Geraldton recently held a networking event to connect business with local Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander job seekers. This was a casual opportunity for business to find out what our job seekers have to offer and gauge their potential as employees. Call 136 123 to find out when our next Indigenous networking opportunity in your area is taking place.