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Disability job opportunities go begging

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There are many career options for people in the disability sector however general lack of awareness for these job opportunities in the community was outrageous, according to The Disability Trust chief operating officer, Edward Birt.

Speaking at the recent Delivering Disability Services Conference in Sydney, Birt described the disability work place as a “jobseekers paradise” but the sector needed to generate more interest in the media as to how interesting these jobs can be. “Imagine if there were 70,000 jobs available in the military or mining industries, the Prime Minister would be there in an instant with a hard hat on.”

He said disability careers offers workers great choice where they can pick and choose where they want to work, who they work with and different shift options. “We need to get people thinking that disability is a good career choice. We are seeing a lot of people coming from the corporate world, NFPs, IT, wanting to participate in the sector.”

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Source:
Kymberly Martin, 2019, Freedom2Live (https://www.freedom2live.com.au/)

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