Disability Services Minister Don Punch recently launched Disability Jobs Connect, a new online platform linking people with disability to employment pathways. National Disability Services, the peak body representing disability service providers, has developed the online platform in partnership with local WA technology company Studium. The development of Disability Jobs Connect was funded by the state government through a $400,000 Lotterywest grant.
Job seekers create their own profiles to showcase their skills, values and interests in the way that best suits and describes them. DES providers can also upload the profiles of people with disability and support them through the job search process. Employers using the platform create profiles and define 'talent groups' which outline the skills, values and types of talent they need. Job seekers and employers can then search and 'filter' profiles and make requests to connect and explore employment opportunities.
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