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AccessAbility Day – Opening New Opportunities

With just over 15% of the national working age population identified as people with a disability, businesses on the NSW Central Coast are ready to open their doors to attract talented participants of all ages into their operations on AccessAbility Day 2017.

AccessAbility Day is a new Australian Government initiative aimed at connecting employers and people with disability for a day.


Businesses on the Central Coast can participate in AccessAbility any day from Monday 4 to Friday 8 December 2017.


Member for Robertson Lucy Wicks, MP, recently met with participants seeking new employment opportunities at McDonald’s West Gosford to talk about the 2017 launch of AccessAbility day. “This is an exciting new government initiative which provides business owners and managers a great opportunity to engage with a talent pool of capable people who are keen to work” Mrs Wicks said.


Arron Moss, Restaurant Manager of McDonald’s West Gosford said “We are proud of our staff and we are pleased to be able to promote an inclusive workplace”.


Quite some time ago, McDonald’s recognised the talent that is available to support their business. Now with the support of ORS Group, a local Disability Employment Service (DES) they are keen to learn more about working with people with disability, and allow participants to get a feel for working in their operations with the aim of building a better workforce for all.


This year the new initiative will run in conjunction with the United Nation’s International Day of People with Disability on 3 December. Placements of people with disability will be for one day during this week. The event is aimed at promoting inclusion and creating sustainable employment opportunities


Left to right: Garry Hayduk (McDonalds), Arron Moss (McDonalds), Amy Moyle (ORS Participant), Lucy Wicks (MP), Mickeal Martin (ORS Participant) and Matthew Rayner (ORS Trainer)