OLDER jobseekers face major challenges. For those with disability it's a double whammy.
However Daniel Valiente, general manager of JobAccess, the federal government's hub for workplace and employment information for people with disability, employers and service providers, says employing people with a disability brings many benefits.
"Unemployment among people with disability is twice the rate of the general population," he said.
"Yet their retention rates are much higher, they cost less to recruit, have lower rates of absenteeism and a lower risk of OHS-related incidents. They have knowledge, and they can steady the ship when in crisis."
Not all disability is physical. For the 20 per cent of the population with mental health issues, finding employment can be a personal minefield.
Read more on The Senior
Talking Mental Health with Lucinda Brogden AM
Your Invitation to join us for breakfast, as Lucinda shares her own experiences and insights Mental...
Connections and Communications prove the Way Ahead at the NSW Mental Health Matters Awards
Flourish Australia’s Transgender Transitioning Policy received a commendation at the 2019 annual Wayah...