Disabilities and Skills Shortage
Australia’s hospitality industry is facing a critical skills shortage.
However, the Geelong-based cafe and gourmet catering service dal (previously Dial-A-Lunch) is enjoying solid growth through a business model based on employing and training skilled people with disabilities. dal employs and provides a variety of training and employment programs for people with special needs. Employees develop industry skills on-the-job and receive further training at the Gordon Institute of TAFE. Employers seeking information on hiring people with a disability can use the website www.jobable.gov.au as an information resource.