Vivid Access and Inclusion Partner
Cushman & Wakefield was delighted to be the inaugural Access & Inclusion Partner for Vivid Sydney 2017. At Cushman & Wakefield we champion diversity and inclusion in our workplace, our thinking and our culture, and we strongly support Vivid Sydney as an accessible and inclusive event.
Image Credit: Sebastien Serville, Performance Analyst at Cushman & Wakefield
The Jobsupport program is a job placement service managed by Disability Employment Services, an Australian Government Initiative. Cushman & Wakefield is delighted to be part of the program that provides paid employment to individuals with an intellectual disability.
We have hired 6 employees through the Jobsupport program who manage our front of house facilities - Alexander Peters and Edward Guo in our Sydney office, Laura Connon who is based in Suncorp's Barangaroo office, Jacqui Gavin and Ben Shu in our Melbourne office and Michael Cox in our Brisbane Office. They are absolutely part of the Cushman & Wakefield family and bring a wonderful energy and contribution to our business. In October 2016 Cushman & Wakefield was fortunate to receive an award from Jobsupport at their annual conference for placing their 700th client (Jacqui Gavin). Our ongoing commitment in this area is part of our vision for a skilled workforce in the future.
Cuhsman & Wakefield's Ashley Palm, Chief Executive James Patterson and Jacqui Gavin of our Melbourne Office receiving the 700th client award. In November 2016, Channel 9 visited both the Melbourne and Sydney offices to film Jacqui Gavin who works at 99 and 111 Coventry Street: Watch the highlights >
Contribution to Community Award Winners (Jobsupport)
Cushman & Wakefield was awarded GOLD at the 2017 Annual Real Estate Excellence Awards (AREA's) in Melbourne, in recognition for their efforts in collaborating with Jobsupport to provide opportunities to employees with intellectual impairments.
Cuhsman & Wakefield's Ashley Palm accepting the award for Contribution to Community, Melbourne 2017.
See the Possibilities campaign
Cushman & Wakefield was delighted to partner with the the Department of Family and Community Services on the ‘See the Possibilities’ campaign, which engages employers across Australia to share the value that people with a disability bring to a business. The campaign showcases stories from both employer advocates and employees, demonstrating the possibilities of employing people with disability, the benfits of inclusive employment practises and asks employers to pledge in support of hiring people with disability and to take the next steps to build a more inclusive workforce.
Filmed in late 2017 the video features Eddie from Sydney and Jacqui who was Jobsupports 700th placement. The campaign showcases Cushman & Wakefield’s commitment to inclusive employment and remaining an employer of choice in the commercial real estate industry.
Read more on Cushman & Wakefield’s commitment to Diversity & Inclusion