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 week-long initiative was rolled out nationally in 2018 and saw more than 1,000 employers participate in the day. With the support of DES providers nationwide, more than 1,400 people with disability registered to experience a new workplace to gain insight into a particular job aligned with their career interests.
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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