Received heaps of 'congrats' on 25 years this week and would not be appropriate for me to go to the weekend without offering my thanks to the truly remarkable team that makes up NOVA 2015.
This is a group of people whose selfless dedication to the interests of our job seekers has been repaid with some amazing results - up 50% over same period last year in a difficult economy. I just had lunch with some of the team and to say they were impressive would be too little by far. I met new workers, their parents, their employers and co-workers and all were unanimous; the NOVA workers were prepared to go the extra mile to get the results their clients craved.
Employers at first reluctant soon became caught up in my staff's enthusiasm and, impressed by the candidates, willingness to learn and keen desire to work, were won over and had made the decision to employ.
Many hundreds of employers are joining them and our present '100 jobs in 100 days' looks like being rendered obsolete with a few more weeks with more than 40 position found in the first 20 days!
Thank you to everyone who attended our lunch today, to the terrific employers, my wonderful team, The Outback Steakhouse in Penrith and most of all to the families and people with disability who inspire us and have entrusted us with their career goals.
What a great way to end the week!
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