Job Centre Australia Supporting Indigenous People on the Coast

Job Centre Australia (JCAL) has officially launched the McDonald’s Indigenous Employment Pathway Program on the NSW Central Coast. Funded by the Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet, the program aims to place Indigenous jobseekers with a disability into sustainable employment within McDonald’s restaurants.

To date, the successful partnership between McDonald’s and JCAL has seen over 300 people with disabilities placed into employment whilst providing quality training and support in the workplace. The expansion of this partnership to provide a specific program for Indigenous jobseekers, demonstrates both McDonald’s and JCAL’s commitment to working within the local communities, sourcing jobs for Indigenous jobseekers.

Ensuring a culturally appropriate and successful program, JCAL has employed Indigenous trainer, Janet, who will assist Indigenous jobseekers with the smooth transition into the various roles available within the program. Now in it’s third week, JCAL has successfully placed three Indigenous jobseekers within the McDonald’s Indigenous Pathway Program and aims to place a further seven by December 31, 2015.

Job Centre Australia is proud to be creating employment opportunities for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander People and is committed to the Closing the Gap initiatives. The program is managed and facilitated by Job Centre Australia’s Indigenous Co-ordinator, Jason.

Pictured from left to right: Jason (JCAL Indigenous Co-ordinator), Gary (McDonald’s Store Manager), Janet (JCAL Indigenous Trainer) at West Gosford McDonald’s