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Indigenous employment the key, but employer-directed training critical

Media Release For Immediate Release Indigenous employment the key, but employer-directed training critical 20 March 2013 As GenerationOne employers, including member companies of the Business Council of Australia, gather at Parliament House today BCA President Tony Shepherd says employment is the key to ending Indigenous disadvantage, but jobs are only part of the solution. "The people gathering in Canberra today represent what is now a majority of large Australian businesses that are showing the way in developing effective strategies to improve employment and other economic development opportunities for Indigenous Australians,” Mr Shepherd said.  ... More...

21 March @ 11:56

Sodexo in Australia has recognised the value of a diverse workforce...

 Sodexo in Australia has recognised the value of a diverse workforce...  Melbourne, 20th March 2013  Sodexo acknowledges the importance of working with Traditional Owners and communities as an opportunity to not only fulfil its corporate social responsibility, but to gain the right to operate on Aboriginal land.  Sodexo has in place a Covenant Agreement with the Australia Employment Covenant (AEC) which is a commitment to provide 80 new jobs to Indigenous jobseekers each year for the next 10 years.  “Sodexo’s approach to Indigenous employment is to build individual capacity, provide training and career pathways and offer a strong retention strategy” said Sodexo’s CEO, Johnpaul Dimech.   ... More...

21 March @ 11:52

Demonstrating Leadership with Indigenous Employment

MEDIA RELEASE 20 March 2013   Demonstrating Leadership with Indigenous Employment ISS, a leading global provider of facility services with 15,000 employees in Australia, has attended a celebration of the third anniversary of Generation One at Parliament House in Canberra.   ISS has developed a close relationship with the Australian Employment Covenant and Generation One since inception in 2008, joining with other employers to commit to a total of over 60,000 jobs for Indigenous Australians.   The company is committed to supporting Generation One’s campaign for demand driven and employer directed training. Since the signing of the first covenant, ISS has provided 550 employment opportunities to Indigenous Australians and plan to continue developing their succe... More...

21 March @ 11:50

GENERATIONONE CELEBRATES ITS THIRD ANNIVERSARY

GENERATIONONE CELEBRATES ITS THIRD ANNIVERSARY   GenerationOne celebrated its third anniversary at Parliament House today with a senior executive’s breakfast, hosted by founder Andrew Forrest and Chairman Warren Mundine. Representatives from over 100 employers, which partner with GenerationOne, shared their Indigenous employment experiences with Opposition Leader Tony Abbott and Julie Collins, Minister for Indigenous Employment and Economic Development. Since the launch of GenerationOne three years ago, 336 employers have committed over 60,000 jobs across Australia.   ... More...

20 March @ 07:07

Pearls MiiHome and GenerationOne Covenant Signing 100 Jobs

MEDIA RELEASE Pearls MiiHome and GenerationOne Covenant Signing 100 Jobs   Gold Coast, Qld, 12th March 2013 -  On Tuesday 12th March 2013, Pearls MiiHome will be having a big event at their Research and Development Factory in Yatala.   Pearls MiiHome will join Australia’s largest demand led Indigenous employment campaign, by signing an Australian Employment Covenant, a GenerationOne initiative.  Pearls MiiHome will be making the commitment to play its role in ending the disparity in one generation through employment.  Kicking off at 10.00am, Pearls MiiHome CEO Mark Winfield will be signing an Employment Covenant with GenerationOne CEO Warren Mundine.  This will be the announcement of 100 jobs over the next year for the Gold Coast region to servic... More...

12 March @ 12:05