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WorkPac announced as finalists for WIMARQ/QRC 2019 Resources Awards for Women

08/03/2019BY: Tracey Mesken

The awards are being run by Women in Mining and Resources Queensland (WIMARQ) and the Queensland Resources Council (QRC) in celebration of International Women’s Day.

WorkPac are proud to be attending the WIMARQ/QRC Resources Awards for Women as finalists for the Excellence in Diversity Programs & Performance award.

The Women in Resources Awards seeks to recognise the individuals and organisations who are helping break barriers towards gender equality in the sector.

Julian Genn, national manager for WorkPac’s Indigenous division JobTrail, said the nomination is the result of one of our more recent initiatives with a client.

“The mining industry has been historically male dominated, with women only accounting for 15.7% of the workforce in Australia”

“Alongside our internal goals as a business to rise above that average and deliver pathways for women to enter male dominated fields, we’ve also been fortunate enough to work with clients who are equally committed to fixing the gender disparity in the sector”

“We are proud to be working with our clients to help them reach their gender equality goals”

“To help them reach their goal we coordinated an all-female intake of twenty new to industry haul truck operators”

“The JobTrail team were closely involved in the recruitment process, as all the candidates put forward were Indigenous”

Mr. Genn, WorkPac, and the JobTrail team, are looking forward to attending the awards and meeting with the other nominees today.

“Regardless of the outcome, being named as finalists is a positive indication that we are heading in the right direction towards our aim of creating a more fair and inclusive future”.

“There are a lot of outstanding individuals and companies up for awards this year, in our category we are up against another client so I’m really looking forward to attending the breakfast and meeting the people leading change within our industry”

The Resources Awards for Women are behind held on the 8th of March. For more information on the awards, head here.

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