Indigenous employment and workforce management

RED Appointments has a very successful Indigenous Employment Services division. Our Indigenous labour hire workforce covers many occupations including Tradesmen, Machine Operators, Labourers, Trade Assistant’s, Truck Drivers and Administration personnel.

RED Appointments established our Indigenous Employment Services nearly 5 years ago. This was done for 3 key reasons.

  1. 40% of school leavers in the Northern Territory are Indigenous so it’s a potential workforce that can’t be ignored and must be utilised to meet labour demands.
  2. Indigenous people still have a minority representation in the Australian workforce. RED Appointments is committed to doing it’s bit to close this gap.
  3. Northern Territory Government introduced the “Indigenous Provisional Sum” on NTG funded construction projects over $500k. This incentivised the employment of Indigenous Australians. Although this program has now ceased, it has been replaced by other Indigenous engagement requirements on Northern Territory Government funded projects.

RED Appointments has developed a good reputation in Indigenous employment and has become a go to for Indigenous people looking for work. We also assist our clients with their Indigenous Participation Plans and are regularly listed as the sub contractor in Government Tenders for the delivery of Indigenous Employment Services. RED Appointments’ service goes well beyond simply recruiting indigenous people for jobs. One of the key elements is the support services we provide which underpins our success in attracting and retaining an Indigenous workforce.

As an indication of our success in this field, in the 2018/2019 financial year, RED Appointments’ Darwin office filled a total of 443 positions, and of these, 144 were Indigenous. This equates to 32.5% of positions filled with an Indigenous person.

We are very proud of these outcomes and believe we are making a genuine impact on people’s lives by assisting them to achieve meaningful employment. We have a number of like-minded clients who see the value in this service and have elected to partner with us to assist them in achieving their organisational Indigenous Participation goals.

If you would like to know more, contact our Darwin based Managing Director, David O'Callaghan on (08) 8947 0443.