Best Practice Network members, Vistaprint (formerly Cimpress) have been working with the Brotherhood of St Laurence for some time to give refugees from various backgrounds and skill levels support finding employment opportunities. The program is called Given a Chance.
“During our peak period we employed 5 refugees and literally given them a chance to work at Vistaprint. The program has been a huge success for all involved. Four of the five still work at Vistaprint today. One has departed and (hopefully) will be employed at a major bank soon. Two of the initial group are now enrolled in a printer apprenticeship at Vistaprint.
To spread the word of this worthwhile initiative I have agreed to do some press to promote the program (not Vistaprint or myself). Could you please support by sending requests to your membership to provide the details of the various trade magazines members read so we can contact these publications and submit our success story. We do this in the hope more companies come forward and give marginalised job seekers a chance.
Alternatively they can contact me to find out more or contact the Brotherhood of St Laurence directly.
Thank you for your help!”
Oliver Morfeld, Operations Manager Vistaprint