Eric’s Story

Working in a hotel was not where Eric expected to find himself. After years of working as a courier driver, he was more at home behind the wheel.

But in May 2021 he experienced a stroke, meaning he was required to give up his driver’s license.  As well as recover his health, Eric also had to find a new way of earning an income.

Late last year Centrelink referred Eric to our Forrest Personnel team in Rockingham, and as a result he’s now employed at the Quest Hotel in Fremantle, in a role that includes housekeeping and maintenance.  Eric works part-time for four hours a day, five days a week, and says “I have never done this before, it’s a bit of a challenge for me … it’s good.

“It was hard when I lost my license … but Forrest Personnel were very helpful, they really helped me to get back into the workforce.”

Eric’s manager Heide Lim Alania speaks very highly of Eric.

“He is a real multitasker… he’s amazing and we would like to have him here all the time!

“Everybody loves him – he is a good team member to have on board.”