Spotless attends PM’s Reception for Young Indigenous Business and Entrepreneurs

On 9 February 2016, Spotless CEO Martin Sheppard attended the Prime Minister’s Reception for Young Indigenous Businesses and Entrepreneurs event.

As an Employment Parity Initiative employer, Spotless received the opportunity to invite Spotless Utility employee, Judith Georgetown, to the event. Judith participated in our Indigenous Engagement Program funding and our initial pre-employment programs.

The event brings young Indigenous businesses and innovators together with CEOs of Australia’s largest companies and senior executives from the Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet (DPMC).

Showcasing the achievements of young Indigenous businesses and entrepreneurs and how they’re contributing to Indigenous economic development and the innovation agenda, the event supports connections between entrepreneurs and big business.

On October 29, 2015, Spotless and the DPMC executed a Head of Agreement: Employment Parity Initiative for funding to employ and retain 400 Indigenous Australian employees until June 30, 2019.

The Employment Parity Initiative is a program that aims to increase the number of large Australian companies with a workforce reflective of the size of the Indigenous population. The Initiative aims to get 20,000 more Indigenous job seekers into jobs by 2020.

Since December 2015, Spotless has engaged five Indigenous employees under the program, with the aim to engage and retain an additional 150 Indigenous employees throughout 2016.

Spotless thanks the National Workforce Planning Manager, Workforce Planning Officer and Indigenous Engagement Officers in Queensland and Western Australia for their support.

For more information regarding Indigenous Engagement at Spotless, please contact National Workforce Planning Manager Nicole Pianta: nicole.pianta@spotless.com.au.

(L-R): Spotless Utility employee, Judith Georgetown, The Honourable Malcolm Turnbull MP,
Prime Minister of Australia, and Spotless CEO Martin Sheppard.