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FINAL Media Release and Web Update_26 July 2019

26 July 2019

atWork Australia and Ostara Australia agreement expands Disability Employment Services in Brisbane and Melbourne, helping even more people with disability find good work

VIC & QLD – Leading national Disability Employment Services (DES) provider atWork Australia and Ostara Australia have entered into an agreement to deliver Disability Employment Services in both Brisbane and Melbourne.

Philip Perdikaris, CEO of Ostara Australia said the agreement was made in the best interests of job seekers.

“Ostara knows that our former clients will continue to access the very best expertise and solutions to the challenges that they may face. All the current staff of Ostara that have supported clients will continue to service their needs from the same premises as before.

“atWork Australia and Ostara are committed to a seamless transition for our clients. I wish them all the best at all times and am confident that they will continue to access the very best Disability Employment Services with atWork Australia.”

Executive General Manager for atWork Australia Disability Employment Services, Sotir Kondov, said the agreement expanded atWork Australia’s presence in Brisbane and Melbourne, providing more employment support to people with disability across the 19 Ostara offices, and taking atWork Australia’s coverage to 288 locations nationwide.

“atWork Australia will welcome 23 people to the atWork Australia family, bringing with them many years of experience helping people with mental health conditions find work. We look forward to working with them and leveraging their skills and experience in this space. Notably, people with disability, illness and injury will be dealing with the same passionate team in the same locations offering our exceptional service,” Sotir said.

The transition of services will be effective as of 26 July 2019. These services will be delivered by the same people in the same locations with an expanded ability to help clients find good work, with no disruption to clients. In the coming weeks, Ostara offices in Brisbane and Melbourne will start to be branded as atWork Australia.

Please note, Ostara Australia will continue to operate 11 offices in New South Wales.

About atWork Australia

atWork Australia is a leading employment services provider working with Australians across the nation. We empower job seekers, supporting them to build better working lives.

Part of MedHealth, atWork Australia deliver Employment Services under the Disability Employment Services, jobactive, Vocational Training and Employment Centre and ParentsNext Pilot programs, helping thousands of people into meaningful work since 2003.

About Ostara Australia

Founded in 2001, Ostara Australia is a national not-for-profit organisation that works closely with the Australian Government, member services, communities and employers to provide employment services for those job seekers who are the most disadvantaged in Australia.

Ostara Australia will continue to provide Disability Employment Services in 11 offices across NSW.


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