A guide will be developed to help employers understand the needs of employees with a disability and increase employment opportunities for people with a disability.
A Guide to Employer Engagement – From the Employers Voice will be funded by more than $187,000 from the Australia Government’s Innovation Fund, and will be written by ACE National Network and the Australian Network on Disability.
Along with the guide book, Disability Employment Services (DES) providers will have access to face-to-face and online briefing sessions.
The Parliamentary Secretary for Disabilities and Carers, Senator Jan McLucas, welcomed the project, “Increasing access to employment opportunities is an important part of the National Disability Strategy.”
“This project will improve employer awareness of the benefits of employing people with disability and support them in providing a more inclusive work environment.”
Read the Senator’s media release here