Minister for Employment celebrates Perth Work for the Dole community project

Work for the Dole group at Hammersley Habitat Community Garden
Celebrating the completion of the Work for the Dole Hammersley Habitat Community Garden
Rob Gordon with Senator Michaelia Cash
Work Health Group’s Rob Gordon with Senator Cash, Minister for Employment

atWork Australia, a leading employment services provider and part of the Work Health Group, was pleased to host Senator the Hon. Michaelia Cash, Minister for Employment in Perth, celebrating the successful completion of the Work for the Dole activity at Hamersley Habitat Community Garden.

Senator Cash was guided through the newly established Perth garden by job seekers who helped in its creation. Many of those who contributed their efforts to this Work for the Dole activity have subsequently gained meaningful employment.

Senator Cash unveiled a plaque on behalf of atWork Australia, acknowledging Hamersley Habitat and the job seeker’s hard work and commitment.

“The Hamersley Habitat Community Garden is a fantastic example of how Work for the Dole helps both participants and the broader community”, she said.

Daniel King, 43, from Wanneroo, helped create the community garden and gained skills which later led to him finding work in a similar position.

“I am extremely thankful atWork Australia helped connect me with Work for the Dole because with that experience I got my own real job,” Mr King said. “Now I’m working I can build a better life.”

Currently, atWork Australia facilitates 88 Work for the Dole activities across the North and South region of Perth and provides 468 job seekers with work experience opportunities.