HRD interview with Paul Brown: Disability in the workplace: ‘Australia’s mindset is shifting’

Feb 10, 2021 | General, Media

As a nation, Australia is falling short when it comes to the employment of people with disability. Ranking 21 out of 29 OECD countries for labour force participation among those with a disability, it lags behind New Zealand and many European nations. So what needs to change to improve the landscape?

HRD spoke to Paul Brown, CEO of Jigsaw, a social enterprise that assists disabled people into the workforce, who said there are two key statistics that show Australia still has a way to go to improve employment accessibility.

Read the full interview in HRD magazine here.

About Jigsaw

Jigsaw is a social enterprise that provides an innovative pathway to open employment for people with disability. By embedding a comprehensive skill-based training program within our commercial document and data management business, Jigsaw enables people with disability to achieve their employment goals at their own pace. Jigsaw’s holistic approach starts from the very basics of core work skills and supports trainees all the way through to transition to open employment with ongoing support and coaching once they have transitioned. 

Jigsaw is located in Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane and Adelaide, with Canberra and Perth locations coming soon.