It’s not just about the paypacket – getting a job is really important for a range of reasons.
It helps form part of our identity; allows us to contribute to something larger than ourselves and provides a sense of belonging. Many people in regional and rural Australia find it hard to get a job – which is why the Workgroup was formed.
Each year, hundreds of people receive a better chance at employment through services offered by The Workgroup across nine locations in northern and central Victoria and southern New South Wales.
The Workgroup’s three entities, Worktrainers, GAME Traffic & Contracting and Recruitment Select, provide ‘Business to Business’ services that have earned a strong reputation for quality and value. Surplus funds earned by these entities are ploughed directly back into local communities through Specialised Employment Programs delivered by Worktrainers.
Our goal is to provide innovative employment services that help people in rural and regional areas to enjoy the same opportunities for employment and economic participation that are afforded to those in metropolitan areas.
Our particular focus is on the people facing the greatest levels of disadvantage through substance abuse or disability, we act as advocates for these people as we understand there is nothing more empowering than being a contributing member of society.
The surplus earned is committed to Worktrainers programs to help disadvantaged people get themselves ready for employment – with the remainder used to cover administrative costs and to ensure our social enterprise remains successful and sustainable.
After serving northern Victoria for more than 20 years, our business is committed to improving employment opportunities for all in our community.