Fortescue Metals Group has launched a recruitment trailer that is touring around the Pilbara region of Western Australia, spreading employment opportunities to the Aboriginal communities.
The trailer has made its way to South Hedland and the Yandeyarra community, and will continue its way to Marble Bar, Jigalong Community, Nullagine, Newman and Tom Price over the next couple of months.
Fortescue has reportedly packed the trailer with career resources and job application forms, as well as information on job opportunities in the company and other organisations.
Chief executive Elizabeth Gaines said the trailer was part of the company’s strategy to provide training and employment opportunities in the Pilbara.
“Fortescue has a proud history of championing Aboriginal employment and we continue to focus on ensuring that the communities in which we operate benefit from the growth and development of our business through initiatives like the recruitment trailer,” she said.
“At Fortescue, we empower our employees to innovate and do things differently. The trailer is part of our strategy to develop practical solutions to address the barriers to employment in remote Aboriginal communities.”
The recruitment trailer was launched in support of Fortescue’s ‘Up 4 It’ initiative, a school-based program that has been running for the past 12 years.
‘Up 4 It’ delivers school attendance incentives, aimed to improve the attendance rates of Aboriginal students in remote Western Australian schools.