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Australian businesses are increasingly mindful of the advantages of a diverse, globally-connected workforce.

Increase your business revenue and innovation

  • More than 80% of host employers say Work & Welcome enabled them to access new customers, think and engage differently, and innovate new services and products.
  • New Australians are highly motivated and bring a wide range of skills and experience, including resilience, problem solving and an ability to work productively with different cultures.

Address Queensland skills shortages

  • More than 6,000 new Australians have under-utilised skills that align with current shortages.
  • Diverse workplaces and communities are key drivers of Queensland’s economic growth – Deloitte Access Economics estimated the economy could be $250 million larger in 10 years if the skills of migrants were fully utilised.

Realise organisational benefits

  • Host employers report significant growth in their social capital – the connections and values shared by an organisation’s workforce.
  • HR departments report healthier, happier and more productive workplace cultures.
  • Team members working alongside Work & Welcome placements tell of rich and rewarding experiences.

Lead in corporate social responsibility

  • Provide meaningful employment for our newest Australians – getting connected and gaining work experience are key barriers to new arrivals finding employment commensurate with their skills.
  • Work & Welcome is something real that individual businesses can do to transform lives, businesses and communities.

A proven, 100% tax deductible model

  • Over 70% of Work & Welcome placements have found ongoing work with their host employer or another organisation.
  • The cost of Work & Welcome placements is 100% tax deductible through Multicultural Australia.

Work & Welcome helps build our culture

“We are busy building a culture that values diverse and future-focused thinking, inclusivity, asking for help and a willingness to ‘go the extra mile’. Work & Welcome lays a really valuable role here, bringing in fresh thinking and expanding the range of experience and knowledge in our organisation.” – Queensland Urban Utilities

How can my business get involved?

Contact Multicultural Australia’s Work & Welcome co-ordinator for a no-obligation consultation about tailoring Work & Welcome to suit the needs of your organisation.

P: 07 3337 5400
E: workforcesolutions@multiculturalaustralia.org.au

 

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Acknowledgement of country
We acknowledge the traditional custodians of all the lands on which we meet, work and live and recognise that this land has always been and always will be Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander land.

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Multicultural Australia respects and values Australia’s First Nation peoples’ enormous resilience, courage, determination and often unrecognized contributions to this country’s social and economic development. We walk together in solidarity in the shared pain of the past and with shared hope for the future.