AccessAbility Day is an Australian Government initiative that allows employers to connect with jobseekers with disability (participants), who are current and active Disability Employment Services (DES) participants looking for work, to see their potential in the workplace. Employers can explore the concept of employing a jobseeker with disability, while also providing an opportunity for participants to gain an insight into a particular job or type of work.
AccessAbility Day is a voluntary, obligation free day for employers to have an opportunity to see the potential jobseekers with disability can bring to the workplace and learn about available Government support.
It is also a great opportunity for jobseekers with disability to experience a workplace or role that aligns with their career interests.
The initiative will be available Monday 26 to Friday 30 November 2018, in the week leading up to the annual United Nation’s International Day of People with Disability on 3 December. Participants and employers can be involved in AccessAbility Day on any one day of this week at a time mutually suitable to both parties.
In 2017, AccessAbility Day was trialled in eight sites around Australia - 244 employers registered to host approximately 440 participants for AccessAbility Day. See AccessAbility Day a resounding success for further information on the success of the pilot.
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