26 November 2019

Everyone deserves the chance to gain meaningful employment. Yet, far too many people with disability are denied this opportunity.

While 1 in 5 people in Australia have disability, only half of these people who are of working age are employed, and the unemployment rate for people with disability is 9% - double that of people without disability.

We think this is unacceptable! Not only are people with disability missing out on the personal, social and financial benefits of work – but employers are also missing out on the diverse and valuable contributions people with disability can provide.

That’s why we have launched Employment Without Barriers (#EmploymentWithoutBarriers) - our campaign to encourage employers across Australia to challenge their recruitment practices and understand how they can eradicate discrimination and bias to create more inclusive workplaces.

Please join us in getting behind the campaign by accessing the resources on the Employment Without Barriers campaign page and sharing them among your networks and join us on Twitter, LinkedIn, Facebook and Instagram and tag #EmploymentWithoutBarriers to build a national dialogue and influence change.

Together we can create inclusive and accessible workplaces for people with disability!

At Life Without Barriers, our doors are always open to people with disability. We are proud to be an accredited Disability Confident Recruiter through the Australian Network on Disability (AND). This means we are unequivocally committed to ensuring our recruitment and selection processes are accessible to people with disability. If you’re interested in joining our team, sign up here to receive our job alerts.

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