Federal MP visits Makeables warehouse

Supported employees at Makeables have given the thumbs up to new ergonomic workstations at their Tingalpa workplace.

The custom, height-adjustable workstations, engineered and manufactured by local company Ford Engineering & Installations, make working on the packing assembly line more comfortable for staff.

Multicap’s Employment Operations Manager, Nick Ferre said the six heavy-duty workstations were purchased with a $6930 Federal Government Stronger Communities Grant.

“The workstations are very strong and are well suited to the work our team is doing as a co-packer to PepsiCo,” Nick said. “We were all excited to start using these and discard the old tables.”

Federal Member for Bonner Ross Vasta MP visited the Tingalpa site last month to see the workstations in operation and meet the team.

“Ross is a big supporter of local employment and local business,” Nick said. “He was extremely interested in understanding the success of Multicap and how the contribution of the Federal Government Stronger Communities Grant had greatly assisted the employees at Makeables, Tingalpa.”

During his visit to the warehouse, Ross also met with staff from Multicultural Australia who are employed by Multicap as part of the organisation’s reverse integration program.

“As part of the program we work with Multicultural Australia to give newly arrived and culturally diverse communities who may not be able to find work elsewhere, the opportunity to join our workforce and work alongside our supported employees,” Nick said.

“The employment program creates a positive working experience for all Multicap employees as refugees have the opportunity to gain new skills working in Australia, improve their English language, and come to work in a supportive and culturally accepting environment.”

Interested in employment pathway opportunities at one of our employment businesses? Visit our visit at Social Enterprises | Multicap or phone 1300 135 886.


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