Australia – Business entrepreneurship for African Australians

An innovative employment program called African Australian Inclusion Program is an initiative of Jesuit Social Services, Australia in collaboration with the National Australia Bank that provides paid work experience placements for people from African communities settled in Australia. On June 14th at an event in Melbourne to mark the occasion of the recruitment of its 100th participant, Jesuit Social Services CEO, Julie Edwards said, “This is a great example of how business and communities can work together to overcome disadvantage and build a more just society. Eighty six per cent of people who have completed paid work experience and mentoring through this program have moved into further employment. This is a remarkable achievement that should be built on throughout our business community.” Read more…