The Sharks have thrown their support behind the Nova Employment 100 Jobs in 100 Days campaign, with new boys James Maloney and Joseph Paulo joined by Kiwi international Gerard Beale in helping to launch the initiative at Sharks Leagues Club last Friday.
The three Sharks NRL stars were on hand at the unveiling of the Nova Employment program which arranges training and sources employment opportunities for people with disabilities.
The Nova Employment campaign aims to provide 100 jobs in 100 days for people with disabilities in the Sutherland Shire and St George areas.
While the program had its official launch late last week, the campaign is already up and running having commenced on February 1.
Nova Employment, which is a not-for-profit organisation, has two offices in the Sutherland Shire at Engadine and Caringbah, as well as three in the St George area in Hurstville (2 offices) and Rockdale.
And in adding some spice to the St George-Sharks rivalry, due to Nova’s presence in both regions, will be a competition of sorts to see which area can source the most jobs in helping to reach the 100 jobs target.
Group CEO Lyall Gorman has committed the Sharks support to the campaign, with the Leagues Club interviewing Nova candidates for jobs now.
Last Friday’s launch included a presentation and an address from Nova Employment CEO Martin Wren before guests listened to a series of inspirational stories from past Nova Job seekers, some who have overcome enormous challenges to gain employment and are now making significant contributions to the organisations they work for.
Employers who have seen the many benefits in their workplace after employing Nova Employment clients, also spoke in support of Nova, their initiatives and the programs they provide.
Rugby League legend John Peard and actress Paula Duncan, a seven-time Logie winner and Nova ambassador, were other special guests at the launch event which was also attended by local business people and politicians.
For more information on Nova Employment and the services they provide, see the website at http://www.novaemployment.com.au/ or please contact Campaign Manager Scott Longmuir SEL Marketing Concepts 0430 700 672.