Ryan and the Farmers Market: Diversity and inclusion in action

A person in a fluro top is standing behind a row of trolleys

The Bunbury Farmers Market is a great place to find an abundance of diverse and fresh food while also supporting local farmers. The Market is also an employer that embraces and promotes diversity and inclusion in the workplace. For over six years, the Market has worked in partnership with Forrest Personnel by welcoming and providing opportunities for sustainable employment for local community members living with a health condition, injury or disability.

Committed employee

The Market has provided numerous job opportunities for Forrest Personnel participants. Among these is Ryan Brennan, who has enjoyed meaningful and ongoing employment serving as a trolley collector for over six years.

During his time, Ryan has proven himself a valued, long-term team member. According to Ryan, he appreciates that trolley collectors are often the first people that customers see when they arrive at the Market.

He’s hardworking and knows his role well. Ryan finds it interesting to meet people from all walks of life. On any given day he could be talking to people from a variety of countries in Europe, Asia and America and from all over Australia.

An appreciative employer

According to the Market’s Kylie Savage, employees such as Ryan are appreciated as valued and important team members. “They leave the first and last impression with our guests,” she told us. “We are very lucky to have reliable, respectful and positive trolley staff always willing to go beyond what is expected,” she explained.

A quality collaboration

At Forrest Personnel, we value our close relationship with the Market in which their team identifies available jobs and we provide suitable candidates to fill these roles. We are also proud to support individuals like Ryan to find work and become valued staff for local employers.

Photo: Ryan on duty at the Farmers Market, Bunbury. Photo by Rob Cox | oxy images

Forrest Personnel is a local, for-purpose, charity. We specialise in supporting people with injury, health condition or disability to find and keep jobs.

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