CRS Australia helps Geelong employers find the right staff

3 March 2010

Margaret Carmody, General Manager, CRS Australia, today officially opened CRS Australia’s new Geelong office.

The Geelong office relocated to 7-9 Yarra Street to provide improved services and programs for people living in Little River, Torquay, Barwon Heads, Queenscliff and St Leonards. In addition to Disability Employment Services, the Geelong office provides a range of injury prevention services such as return to work programs, ergonomic workstation assessments, manual handling training, Employee Assistance Programs (EAP) and OHS risk management and consultancy services.

The Geelong office has already helped over 160 local job seekers and placed over 80 job seekers into sustainable employment so far this financial year. CRS Australia has strong links with the local community, including community and health organisations, to ensure Melbourne South West and Geelong’s disability employment needs are met.

CRS Australia has also forged strong working relationships with local employers such as Bunnings, Tell-a-balloon, Faggs Mitre 10 and The Coffee Cartel to help them find the right staff.

Geelong’s Coffee Cartel Manager, Nathan Johnson, cited getting enthusiastic and competent employees as key benefits of their partnership with CRS Australia.

‘I can easily train people – regardless of whether they have a disability or have been out of work a long time – but what I need is people with the right attitude who are willing to give their job and employer 100 percent’.

CRS Australia has been excellent in the way they’ve done all of the support in matching the right people to our business and integrating them into our workplace,’ Mr Johnson said.

Margaret Carmody explained, ‘The new office is directly across from the new Westfield complex in Yarra Street, so within easy reach for our local community.’

‘We have an expert team of employment services consultants who work with employers to understand their local business needs and match people to a range of industries and roles’.

‘And the best part for employers is that we help to ensure they obtain the right staff by offering post-placement support services,’ added Ms Carmody.

CRS Australia, formerly known as Commonwealth Rehabilitation Services, is part of the Australian Government Department of Human Services. It provides disability employment and assessment services to people with a disability, injury or health condition and recruitment, injury prevention and injury management services to employers.

CRS Australia believes a job is more than just employment: it provides hope, belonging, confidence and independence. Nationally, CRS Australia helps over 50,000 job seekers towards meaningful employment each year.

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