Crown Resorts commits to employment parity

Crown Resorts has signed off on an agreement with the Australian Government to employ an additional 400 First Australians over the next four years.

Minister for Indigenous Affairs, Nigel Scullion, said that under the Employment Parity Initiative, the Government would support Crown Resorts to employ more Indigenous Australians.

“The jobs will be located across Crown’s business portfolios in Melbourne and Perth in food and beverage, table games, hotel and support services,” Minister Scullion said.

“The organisation has a strong track record in employee retention and providing life changing opportunities to disadvantaged jobseekers.

“The Employment Parity Initiative will harness the goodwill of Crown Resorts and encourage the organisation to develop new and innovative recruitment and retention practices.”

Crown Resorts chief executive officer Rowen Craigie, said he and his organisation were proud to be a part of this important initiative.

“The success of our programme comes from a sustained focus on building respectful relationships between Aboriginal and Torres Islander communities and our employees,” Mr Craigie said.

“This agreement represents a partnership of value and commitment by Crown and the Federal Government to support and deliver 400 jobs over the next four years, making a real difference in the lives of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Communities.

“Creating jobs within the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander community is a core focus of Crown’s business, and we are proud to partner with the Federal Government through the EPI to deliver these outcomes.”

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