WorkFocus Australia, the Australian Government’s JobAccess service provider, today celebrated responding to 100,000 enquiries about the employment of people with disability.
JobAccess was created to provide a single point of access to information about the employment of people with disability, making it easier for employers, job seekers, their families and service providers to understand what services are available.
“The Government is making it a priority to deliver appropriate services and support for people with disability. It is part of our Social Inclusion Agenda to create opportunities for more people with disability to work and participate in economic life,” said Minister for Employment Participation, Kate Ellis.
"The Australian Government believes all Australians deserve to be included in the economic and social life of the community and one of the best ways of achieving this is through having a job," Ms Ellis said. “Keeping people engaged in employment benefits both the employer and the employee.”
JobAccess includes the Employment Assistance Fund, which provides financial assistance to help employers with work related Auslan interpreting, adaptive technology, workplace modifications and disability awareness training.
The Australian Government has committed over $3 billion over the next four years to assist people with an injury, disability or health condition have the best possible support and assistance to secure and maintain sustainable employment.
Information and key resources to support employers in recruiting and retaining employees with disability are also available on the JobAccess website at or 1800 464 800.