Employer of Choice Finalist: CDE Capital

CDE Capital has been selected as a finalist in the 5th Annual Australian Mining Prospect Awards. The civil and mining contractor, with over 30 years experience delivering major construction and infrastructure projects throughout Australia, has continued to work towards its goal of an Indigenous Workforce.

CDE Capital has been selected as a finalist in the 5th Annual Australian Mining Prospect Awards.

The civil and mining contractor with over 30 years experience delivering major construction and infrastructure projects throughout Australia has continued to work towards its goal of an Indigenous Workforce.

One of the key approaches the company takes to its contracts is to foster the growth of industry in the Indigenous communities nearby.

“If there’s no ability to generate Indigenous enterprise and Indigenous employment and training then we’d rather not do it,” CEO Rob Rusca said.

The fact that most mining contracts are long-term contracts has helped the company fulfil its enterprise growth goal.

“We’re a mining contractor,” Rusca said.

“But a key focus inside our business is business development for Indigenous people. We’ve been doing this for 20 years.”

CDE will even invest in equipment to help get local Indigenous business off the ground. It maintains an involvement with these companies to help guide them and ensure the terms of its contracts are met.

On some projects, CDE Capital has recruited up to 50% of the workforce from the local community and around 80% of the permanent workforce is Aboriginal.

The CDE Capital team brings enthusiasm and an unwavering commitment to Aboriginal employment and training to achieve company goals in the areas in which they operate.

The company respects the cultural and family responsibilities of all employees and ensures that they have the flexibility to enable them to meet their obligations in that regard.

CDE Capital provides meaningful training and employment opportunities for those in the local community.

CDE Capital is committed to its clients, staff, shareholders and to the communities in which the company operates.

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