NSW Employers recognised for supporting ADF Reservists
18 March 2015
NSW employers who have supported employees in their roles as Australian Defence Force Reservists were recognised at the Defence Reserves Support Council (DRSC) NSW awards function at Victoria Barracks in Sydney last night.
DRSC NSW Chair Mark Todd said supportive employers were not only helping their own teams, they are also supporting Australia.
“It's important we take the time to recognise their support,” he said.
The Employer Support Awards acknowledge the efforts employers make to create a workplace that supports Reserve members of the Australian Defence Force. By creating a flexible environment employers make it possible for Reservists strengthen and develop their military and civilian skills through part-time service in the ADF.
The awards provide an opportunity for employers to network and discuss their positive experiences of having Reservists on their staff.
It is also a chance for employers to find out more about the programs and activities offered by Defence Reserves Support, gain a better understanding of the many roles that Reservists undertake and how the skills they learn in the ADF are transferable to the civilian workplace.
The DRSC holds the National Supportive Employer Awards in Canberra each May. Each State has the opportunity to nominate a supportive employer from each category to be considered for the national award.
For the National Employer Support Award the NSW DRSC will be nominating:
- Small business category: Disability Information and Advocacy Service (Bathurst)
- Medium Business category: CAE Australia and Psychological Medicine, Children’s Hospital at Westmead
- Large Business category: Macquarie Group and Verizon
- Not for Profit category: the University of Newcastle
Other employers recognised at last night’s awards were:
Trucks N Toys
Asus Service Australia
FDC Construction and Fitout
QANTAS Airways Limited
For more information about becoming a supportive employer visit: www.defencereservessupport.gov.au/statement
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