The Disability Employment Services (DES) program funded by the federal Department of Social Services assists over 310,000 jobseekers with disability to get and keep employment. There are around 40 DES providers in hundreds of locations across NSW.
DES support people with disability to gain and maintain meaningful employment by:
- connecting candidates to the right job for them
- preparing both the workplace and candidate for employment
- offering ongoing support to ensure success in the long term.
Through offering pre-employment and on the job support to candidates, DES can save employers time and money in the recruitment of high-quality candidates. Providers continue to offer support after an employee commences in the new role, to ensure that a new employee is settling into the new role. All this support is provided at no cost to the employer.