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HARD AT IT: Matthew Gordon secured work with Portobello through disability support service Ability Centre. Photo: Attila Csaszar

$50m work target for disabled

A diverse group of local not-for-profit disability enterprises has set a target to win $50 million worth of contracts by 2018 and create an additional 500 jobs for people with a disability.

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Sydney
Amazing news to hear that a combination of not-for-proft disability enterprises are creating 500 jobs for people with disabilities. Are you able to provide information on what these jobs might be? Are the jobs spread across a number of different industries? I am a university student running an 8 week campaign on the lack of employment available for people with disabilities. Employers need to open there eyes and consider disabled employees. I agree with you in that employers need to come to the realisation that people with disabilities have a strong drive and have the abilities to complete the tasks they’re after. A diverse workplace is key to all companies as the combination of age, gender, ethnicity and disabilities makes a business more balanced and happy! Please check out my blog which is targeted at mothers of disabled children: https://capableofemployment.wordpress.com It aims to provide advice and aid mothers through the journey of dealing with a disabled child and possible future options for them. Best of luck with the creation of the jobs. Annabelle Powell

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WA Revenue

32nd-360 Health & Community$28.6m
33rd↓Access Housing Australia$22.3m
34th↓Good Samaritan Industries$21.9m
35th-Masonic Care WA$20.2m
36th-Black Swan Health$19.6m
57 not for profit businesses ranked by WA revenue most recent financial year

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