IN PICTURES: Breaking job barriers for all at Albany employment fair

Sarah MakseAlbany Advertiser
AtWork Australia’s Leanne Beattie, Sandra Green, Mel Smallacombe and Michelle Fletcher.
Camera IconAtWork Australia’s Leanne Beattie, Sandra Green, Mel Smallacombe and Michelle Fletcher. Credit: Laurie Benson/Albany Advertiser

More than 100 job opportunities were up for grabs at a job fair at Albany Entertainment Centre on Wednesday, aiming to connect people with a disability or barrier to employment with employers in the region.

Hosted by atWork Australia, the event was the first in a series of fairs set to pop up across WA to connect people with disability or barriers to employment with new training opportunities.

AWA State manager Claire Kavanagh said the fair aimed to help employers and people with disabilities discover what was available across the region.

“Giving someone with a barrier or disability a job can realistically change their life,” she said.

“It is all about putting the right person into the right job.

“There is a job out there for everybody.

“It is just about finding what job is right for you.

“Our main focus is on ability and not disability.”

AtWork Australia has offices in Albany, Katanning, Denmark and Mt Barker.

Robyn Frost, Shaun Pianta and Lauren Bateup of atWork Australia.
Camera IconRobyn Frost, Shaun Pianta and Lauren Bateup of atWork Australia. Credit: Laurie Benson/Albany Advertiser
McDonalds Albany's Chloe Laudehr and Luke Cooper.
Camera IconMcDonalds Albany's Chloe Laudehr and Luke Cooper. Credit: Laurie Benson/Albany Advertiser
South Regional TAFE’s Anita Verazzi and Wendy Mcliver.
Camera IconSouth Regional TAFE’s Anita Verazzi and Wendy Mcliver. Credit: Laurie Benson/Albany Advertiser
Fulton Hogan's Jay Reynolds and Kirsty Robinson.
Camera IconFulton Hogan's Jay Reynolds and Kirsty Robinson. Credit: Laurie BensonAlbany Advertiser
Fletcher International's John Toy.
Camera IconFletcher International's John Toy. Credit: Laurie Benson/Albany Advertiser
Bunnings Albany's Doug Grant and Rob Leonard.
Camera IconBunnings Albany's Doug Grant and Rob Leonard. Credit: Laurie Benson/Albany Advertiser
Impact Services' Danny Pinner and Georgia Scott.
Camera IconImpact Services' Danny Pinner and Georgia Scott. Credit: Laurie Benson/Albany Advertiser

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