Crown Resorts achieves 1000 hires through Indigenous Employment Program

[supplied by Mark Henderson]


Jacinta Cubillo. Image: supplied

Since it launched in 2009, Crown Resorts is proud to have created (just over) 1,000 employment opportunities through its Indigenous Employment Program since 2009.


Speaking to the program, Bonnie Ashton, Crown Resorts Foundation General Manager said:


“The program is widely regarded as a best practice model and we are beginning to develop the critical mass needed to have a significant impact on communities in Melbourne, Perth and now Sydney. The IEP success is the result of Crown’s effective engagement with local communities and the post-employment support offered, including the right external and internal support networks, so employees can thrive.


“Beyond just employment opportunities, our program has a focus on helping our Indigenous employees develop the skills required to take on future management roles and identifying the strengths of Indigenous employment and championing these within the wider industry.


“The IEP has received over ten awards over the past twelve years including the Victorian Aboriginal Educational Association Inc (VAEAI) Wurreker Award, Diversity@Work Employment and Inclusion Awards, Australian Human Resources Institute Inclusion and Diversity Award and an Australian Business Award for Community Contribution.


“Our 1,000th Indigenous employee is a Personal Trainer in the leisure facilities at Crown Sydney. He commenced with us earlier this year (2021)”.


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