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Key Messages for DES Providers

  • Consider small to medium-sized businesses for your candidates.
  • JobAccess now has a toolkit to help promote the benefits of employing people with disability to small to medium-sized businesses.
  • At the moment, our local businesses are missing out on a big part of the talent pool.
  • Small and medium-sized businesses find it difficult to seek reliable employees.
  • They are often locally-based and easier for clients to access.
  • They may not currently have the information about the support and incentives available to employ people with disability.
  • This is an opportunity to expand your clients’ employment options.
  • By placing more people with disability in small and medium-sized businesses, you’ll change local business hiring practices for the better.
  • You’ll help local businesses to be more inclusive and diverse.
  • This will lead to an increase in skills and employment opportunities for people with disability.

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