Link December 2018 Volume 27 Issue 6 - Page 55

Barkuma Employment Services find sustainable jobs for people with disability. Barkuma is a not-for-profit organisation that provides a range of supports for people with disability. For over 50 years, Barkuma has worked alongside people with disability to find rewarding jobs, learn new skills, explore their talents, and be included in the community. Barkuma provides services to over 800 people, making it one of the leading disability organisations in South Australia. Mark hadn’t considered employing a person with disability, until hearing about it from a colleague. “It felt like the right thing to do for our business, our people, and our community. David has immersed himself into our working culture and embraces each task.” To anyone considering employing a Barkuma job seeker Mark says “I would highly recommend an employer to ‘give it a go’. It has been great to observe David’s commitment and pride in his role and his contribution to our business. Employers need to lead the way in embracing disability inclusion in the workplace.” If you are a local business and would like more information on employing a person with a disability, please contact Barkuma on 8414 7100 or barkuma.com.au/employers-businesses/hiringpeople-with-disability