Indigenous Employment in Arnhem Land: Things That Work and Things That Don't.
Small-to-medium businesses in Arnhem Land, in particular Nhulunbuy, that are keen to employ local Yolŋu people have a complex road ahead of them, especially with bridging the gap between two very different cultures of both work and expectations. But you're not alone...
There are a number of organisations in the region that have not only committed to Yolŋu employment, but have enjoyed a long and rewarding history of having Yolŋu employees in their workforce. These same organisations have tested many ideas and initiatives throughout their histories. They have watched some fail while others have thrived. Join these organisations as they talk about the things that worked for them and the things that didn't. Gain an insight into the "tips of the trade" that established businesses have used to foster Indigenous employment in Arnhem Land and Nhulunbuy. Additionally, there will be an opportunity at the Business Market the following day, to speak with organisations about the services they offer and assistance they can provide as you navigate your path to successful Indigenous employment.
Committing to Indigenous employment has never been an easy road, but when done well it has always been a very rewarding one.