New Indigenous jobs at Sydney Airport
Minister for Indigenous Employment and Economic Development Mark Arbib today announced a new partnership with Reputation Pty Ltd and SNP Security to provide training and jobs for 30 Indigenous Australians at Sydney Airport.
The program will provide the 30 participants with pre-employment training and a Certificate 1 in Security Operations and a P1A or 1C NSW Security Licence.
Senator Arbib said the $375,000 initiative was part of the Indigenous Employment Program designed to Close the Gap on Indigenous employment and provide 30 participants with long-term job opportunities.
“The security industry is constantly expanding. Thanks to the training providing by Reputation Pty Ltd, the participants will be provided with long-term job opportunities,” Senator Arbib said.
“This program has multiple benefits. In addition to providing new jobs for 30 Indigenous Australians it will boost security at Australia’s busiest airport.
“I congratulate Reputation Pty Ltd and SNP Security on their commitment to Indigenous employment.”
Senator Arbib said Gillard Government has a target of creating more than 100,000 jobs for Indigenous Australians by 2018.
“Projects such as this highlight the Government’s commitment to Indigenous employment and the importance of involving private industry,” Senator Arbib said.
“The Government has committed more than $750 million over five years to the Indigenous Employment Program to assist Indigenous Australians into ongoing sustainable work.”