Key Employment chief executive Chris Worboys stands beside a painting which adorns his office wall at the new premises in Gordon Street.
Key Employment chief executive Chris Worboys stands beside a painting which adorns his office wall at the new premises in Gordon Street.

Key Employment's new premises open

KEY Employment’s new premises in Gordon Street was officially opened yesterday with more than 60 people attending.

In his welcome address, chief executive Chris Worboys paid his respects to the traditional owners of the land, both past and present.

“Thank you Uncle Trevor (Wilson, Gumbaynggir elder) it’s a privilege to work and live in your country,” he said.

Key Employment moved from “flood-prone premises” to level one at 43 Gordon Street. There are several interview rooms, plenty of space for staff, conference facilities and much more.

Mr Worboys said he was proud of what the not-for-profit business had achieved in its 19 years.

“We really did come from humble beginnings and now we have this lovely environment for not only our clients, but also staff.

“The professional look of the premises is to me, a reflection of what we are trying to say.”

Key Employment assists people of all ages and disabilities into paid employment. Recent changes to disability employment services means Key Employment is now able to expand to meet demand.

“We used to have long waiting lists but now, clients can join and we can immediately support them. (The uncapping) was a big move for the government and a new step for us,” Mr Worboys said.

“We plan to achieve the highest government star rating of five, for each of five Key Employment sites, by next year.

“Now, we have the accommodation to support our plans.”



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