LOCAL 7-ELEVENS WIN DISABILITY EMPLOYMENT AWARD
SENATOR KIM CARR
Minister for Human Services
THE HON GREG COMBET AM, MP
Member for Charlton
Thursday, 27 September 2012
Four 7-Eleven stores in Newcastle and Lake Macquarie were recognised for their outstanding commitment to disability employment at the CRS Australia NSW/ACT Employer Awards last night.
Minister for Human Services Senator Kim Carr congratulated the Gulati Group, which runs 7-Elevens in Lambton, Glendale, Argenton and Warners Bay, for winning the Medium Employer Category award.
“Gulati Group has given 12 people with a disability or injury the opportunity to work. Two of these job seekers are young people who have recently left school and are just starting out,” Senator Kim Carr said.
“It is this kind of commitment and on-going support which really makes a difference to people’s lives.”
Member for Charlton Greg Combet said he was pleased to see local jobseekers given genuine opportunities to work and contribute to the local economy.
“Gulati Group has made a big investment in these people, and it has paid off. Employees from CRS Australia now make up about 45% of their workforce – which is a testament to both the individual employees and the commitment of Gulati to giving people a fair go,” Mr Combet said.
Ms Sheena Gulati, owner and Director of Gulati Group Pty Ltd, said working with CRS Australia has been beneficial for staff and customers at the group of four 7-Eleven stores.
“The staff I’ve employed through CRS Australia genuinely want to work, are dedicated and want to prove themselves,” Ms Gulati said.
“This type of attitude helps to create a positive energy in the workplace which filters through to our customers,” Ms Gulati said.
CRS Australia Employer Awards recognise those employers who have shown an outstanding commitment to providing training and employment opportunities for people with a disability, injury or health condition and ensure their work environment is safe.
CRS Australia 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.