The Employment Parity Initiative

Hutchies has joined some of Australia’s largest companies in a partnership with the Federal Government. We are working together to close the gap between Indigenous and non-Indigenous Australian workers.

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The Employment Parity Initiative was launched by the Federal Minister for Indigenous Affairs in 2015.

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The aim was to harness the influence of Australia’s prominent employers to increase Indigenous participation in the workforce.

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The Department of Prime Minister and Cabinet has set an ambitious target of placing an additional 20,000 First Australians into private sector jobs by 2020.

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The Minister asked CEOs to champion the cause within their business and broader community to help close the gap between Indigenous and non-Indigenous Australian workers.

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Hutchies has set its own target to train and place 550 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander jobseekers into employment within the construction industry by 2020.

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Over the last three years, we have achieved great success in this endeavour. We strive to continue building on these accomplishments.