Tony McRae

Tony McRae

Former Minister for the Environment; Climate Change; Disability Services

    Woolworths' efforts for people with disabilities to be congratulated

    2/08/2006 11:35 AM
     
    2/8/06

    A decades-long commitment to providing employment opportunities for people with disabilities will be recognised in Carnarvon today.

    Woolworths Carnarvon currently employs three people with disabilities and has employed dozens over many years of support.

    In Carnarvon today Disability Services Minister Tony McRae said the company deserved congratulations from the whole community.

    “Woolworths has continued to demonstrate a strong commitment to the ongoing employment of staff members who have a disability,” he said.

    “This kind of support not only benefits the individuals in employment, but provides a positive contribution to the rest of the community’s attitude towards people with disabilities.

    “I say well done to the Woolworths team for their inclusive approach and hope it continues for many years to come.”

    One of the current employees with a disability, Jacob Mingo, is soon to take long service leave after completing 14 years of service with the company.

    Jacob is currently training a replacement to fill his role before taking his three months’ long service leave.

    Minister's office: (08) 9213 7150