Why Employment Matters
Inclusive workplaces are better for everyone - businesses, individuals, families, and communities.
The Benefits of Socially Inclusive Employment
It’s not just jobseekers who benefit from inclusive employment.
Studies show that from increased profits to greater productivity, a diverse and inclusive workplace is better for business returns.
These benefits are not limited to individual businesses. There is a wealth of evidence to suggest that breaking down barriers to inclusivity would support a significant boom in Australia's overall economic wealth.
In addition to clear business and economic benefits, evidence also shows that employment creates the security and stability that people need to not just survive, but thrive.
Mental health improves. Educational outcomes across the board are raised. Crime and recidivism fall. And as a result, government expenditure on social support drops and can be reinvested elsewhere.
And while Victoria is an outstanding place to live and work, with low unemployment, it is harder for some people to get a job than others. Many people face multiple barriers to getting and keeping a job, even more so in some parts of the state.
An inclusive society is one where everybody gets a fair go and no one gets left behind, irrespective of who they are and where they live.
The more people we can help into stable employment, the stronger and more cohesive our society will be.
There are significant benefits to creating a diverse and inclusive workplace
The benefits flowing from a more inclusive Australia have broad implications for the economy