AAC has been working with Wangka Maya in finding a suitable staff member to work within their landscape gardening service. Richard Mack, an AAC jobseeker, attended one of our Harwell site activities which included attending the Jobs and Skills Mini Connect event at Lotteries House in South Hedland.
The Jobs and Skills Mini Connect activity assists jobseekers with building confidence in attending interviews and marketing themselves as potential employees. During the event, Richard Mack engaged with a number of potential employers including TOPH, Rema TIP TOP Services, Fortescue, Child Australia, Bloodwood Tree Assn, WACHS. Richard Mack was also given the opportunity to connect with a number of training organisations such as FMG VTECH, Apprenticeships Australia, EPIC, Jobs and Skills Centre, and NR TAFE.
AAC was able to refer Richard Mack to Wangka Maya who has engaged in the 1000 job package employer incentive which is open to all local businesses here in Hedland. When employing an employee within a new vacancy, the 1000 job package allows employers to access up to $57,000 over a two-year period in providing financial assistance towards their new employee’s wages.
Richard Mack was successful in securing a full time position working 38 hours per week as a Landscape Gardener!
AAC was able to provide Richard Mack with and esky bag and lunch for his first week of work with Wangka Maya.