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What is Social Procurement?

In late February, Jobsbank and Lendlease partnered for their first social procurement supplier event.

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Meet the supplier: the people behind the objectives

In late February, Jobsbank and Lendlease partnered for their first social procurement supplier event.

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Wade Noonan

Jobsbank thanks outgoing Chair the Hon. Wade Noonan for inspirational leadership

After four foundational years at the helm, the Honourable Wade Noonan – a pioneer of social procurement in Victoria and passionate advocate of inclusive employment, announced he will retire from the Jobsbank Board, stepping down from his role as Chair.

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Building the social fabric: how Marriott’s CEO transformed a business model while fostering a culture of social inclusion

Just weeks before COVID-19 swept the world, Ann-Maree Colborne stepped into the CEO role at Marriott Support Services, one of Melbourne’s leading suppliers of disability employment. The 50-year-old organisation had a solid legacy but an uncertain future and needed to undergo a major business transformation regardless of the challenges a pandemic was determined to throw in their direction. Three years later, it looks like they’ve made it.

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(L-R) Globe Marketing & Comms Director Jen Elmer, Jobsbank CEO Karina Davis with the Wimmera Pride Project team - Maddi Ostapiw ,Loucas Vettos, Patrick Quaine and Scott Robinson, at the Victorian Globe Awards.

Celebrating alongside the LGBTIQ+ community: 2022 Victorian Pride Awards

“The progress we’ve made towards creating a safer, more inclusive Victoria has, in large part, come about through the efforts of each and every person in attendance at the Victorian Pride Awards, and many who are not able to be here.”

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Finding a Place: Looking beyond what’s on paper – Amal’s story

“I would interview for positions in retail that I really wanted but I didn’t get them. I always asked for feedback and kept getting the same response – that I was the perfect candidate, but they couldn’t offer me the job. It made me wonder what the problem was.” 

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Dr Karina Davis, CEO Jobsbank

There’s something about Karina: Jobsbank welcomes new CEO

Karina started her Jobsbank journey a few weeks ago and is enthusiastic of what lies ahead. “I am here to expand Jobsbank’s organisation and business partnering network and help that network build its social procurement capability and capacity. I aim to help our partners use their purchasing power and employment approaches to create meaningful opportunities for all.”

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Moving beyond perception: Fabio’s story

Coming to Australia from Brazil with his family when he was 12, Fabio has always been a lover of sport, choosing to pursue football as a career in the early years of his working life.

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Beyond the policies: Flexible Drive is weaving diversity and inclusion into foundations of the organisation

From its origins manufacturing mechanical cables, to braking, wipers, sensors and safety systems, Flexible Drive is trusted by some of the most recognised and respected original equipment manufacturers and aftermarket distributors across multiple industries, such as transport, marine, industrial and defence industries.

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Jess Gesterkamp and Tina Eastman of BESIX Watpac

Looking beyond mandated targets to find the community’s hidden gems

BESIX Watpac excels in creating sustainable solutions for a better world. 

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Championing diversity and inclusion at the AHRI Awards

For the second year in a row, Jobsbank supported the Australian HR Institute (AHRI) through their annual Awards.

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western region pathways report

Report: Jobs and Training Pathways for young people in the Western Region

Creating fertile ground for future projects is critical to the success of employment initiatives.

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