Hiring Indigenous Australians To Help Close The Gap | Sarina Russo

Hiring First Nations Employees

Closing the employment gap for First Nations Australians helps us strengthen communities and create greater diversity in our workplaces. We help employers with a range of programs to support Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander employment opportunities. 


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Each year, we provide training, education and support services to help thousands of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander jobseekers across Australia into employment. We also help employers with a range of Indigenous employment programs.  

Sarina Russo Job Access delivers Workforce Australia and Disability Employment Services (DES) contracts, which are fully government funded. This means you have full access to programs designed to increase indigenous employment opportunities for no cost at all.  

In fact, some of these programs provide financial incentives and free training to support you and your employees. When you commit to hiring First Nations employees, you can access the following services: 

  • Tailored pre-employment programs to get our Aboriginal and Torres Strait islander candidates work-ready   
  • Post-placement support, including mentoring in the workplace, to ensure any issues are identified and resolved quickly  
  • Cross-cultural training to help employers and employees better understand First Nations culture   
  • Apprenticeship pathways in schools for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students to help companies access Indigenous talent  
  • Incentives for hiring First Nations employees, including wage subsidies worth up to $10,000 for each employee 

We have collaborated on infrastructure projects with large employers across Australia to co-design employment pathways, including traineeships and apprenticeships to support employers in meeting their Indigenous employment targets.  

The Sarina Russo Group is proud of our commitment to supporting indigenous Australians and creating a positive impact in the indigenous communities we serve. Our Reconciliation Action Plan represents this commitment. 

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Our First Nations Servicing Team will provide the vital link to Indigenous communities and collaborate with all stakeholders to provide the best outcome for your recruitment needs.   

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According to a CareerArc survey, 91% of employers specified they searched through potential employee’s social media accounts during the hiring process and 79% of employers even rejected candidates based on what they found.¹ 

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If you have a role that needs filling, and you’d like to chat, you can request to have one of our friendly and understanding consultants call you back at a time that suits you.

Sarina Russo Group acknowledges the First Nations Peoples of this Country, the traditional custodians connected to the land, water and community on which we live, work and help others to live their best lives. We also pay respect to the Elders past, present and emerging, who strive to build a better and more sustainable future for future generations to come.