Valuable experiences highlight special work day

Tari JeffersManjimup-Bridgetown Times
Cilantro's owner Raj Thyagarajan, Worlkability Day participant Wade Clarke and Forrest Personnel employment consultant Cameron Whelan celebrate Workability Day last Wednesday.
Camera IconCilantro's owner Raj Thyagarajan, Worlkability Day participant Wade Clarke and Forrest Personnel employment consultant Cameron Whelan celebrate Workability Day last Wednesday. Credit: Tari Jeffers/Manjimup-Bridgetown Times, Tari Jeffers

Select residents in the region last week participated in the annual WorkABILITY Day, which helps to bring together employers with employees.

A Forrest Personnel initiative, the event held on Wednesday was aimed at promoting awareness that those with health conditions, including mental illness, disability or injury, can still bring a range of skills and experiences to a workplace.

Both the employer and the job seeker can experience what it is like to be assisted by Forrest Personnel through the induction process, be supported on the day and help create potential opportunities.

Forrest Personnel chief executive Anna Bagshaw said the organisation was delighted to be working with a broad group of employers this year.

“Work experience placements are happening all across the State and include people having the opportunity to work in roles such as general maintenance, facilities inspections, administration, merchandising, cleaning and surveying,” she said.

Placements in the Lower South West included Cilantro’s and Western Power.

“I look forward to Work-ABILITY Day because we get to work with some fantastic clients and employers,” Ms Bagshaw said.

“Our aim is to promote access to employment for everyone.”

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