McDonald’s North Hobart employs eleven staff members with disability via WISE Hobart

Alt text is set in the CMSMcDonald’s in North Hobart has employed 14 staff members who have a disability, illness or health condition. Eleven of these job seekers were assisted into employment by WISE Employment Hobart and will receive ongoing job seeker support.

Twenty-two year old Luke of Glenorchy, who has been out of work for two years, is one of the job seekers assisted by WISE Hobart. “McDonald’s is a big company and I’ve always wanted to work for them,” says Luke.

He and the other job seekers cannot wait to start work on 10 December.

For more than 25 years, WISE Employment has been helping job seekers from diverse backgrounds find meaningful employment. 3 December marked annual International Day of People with a Disability (IDPwD), a United Nations sanctioned day that aims to promote an understanding of people with disability and encourage support fort heir dignity, rights and well-being. Employers like McDonald’s who support the employment of people who have a disability are among those who see employees’ potential and the value they contribute to the workplace.

WISE Employment Hobart Business Manager Jessica, who is part of the team that assisted Luke and a number of the other McDonald’s employees, says that many clients who have a disability struggle with finding a job. “Most people haven’t been able to find employment simply because employers weren’t willing to give them the opportunity, not because they couldn’t do the job,” she says.

Corey, owner of McDonald’s North Hobart is thankful for the enthusiastic employees WISE Employment had helped him find. “The support WISE Employment has provided from start to finish has been smooth and efficient and I’m very impressed with how WISE has serviced my business needs,” Corey says.

 

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