Hoxton Industries   |   10 Fifteenth Ave West Hoxton NSW 2171   |    (02) 9607 6159
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Jobs for People with Disabilities

Jobs for People with Disabilities

You and I probably took it for granted that when we left school or university we would find a job. Now depending on which generation we belong to, we might have expected it to take a couple weeks, months or maybe even a year if we were unlucky, or graduated with a Bachelor of Arts. But could you imagine if you were told that there was no job for you and no expectation that you would ever want or get a job. Well for many people with disabilities that is their reality.

It’s Important….

Some people might say – that sounds great, no pressure to get a job, I can do what I want all day every day!

But let’s stop for minute and look at what that would actually mean for you. How are you going to fill the next 50 years? You won’t be travelling or shopping because you can’t afford it. You won’t be spending time with friends because how are you going to meet them stuck at home? You won’t be getting married and having children because the workplace is still the number one place to meet your future spouse, and let’s face it, your future spouse is not going to want to move into mum and dads with you. Oh did I mention you will be living with mum and dad………….for the rest of your life! Now how is that “I can do what I want all day every day” looking?

You can see then that jobs for people with disabilities are not just a job – it’s a means to a life. A job allows us a quality of life; it provides economic freedoms and connects us to our communities. And all those things are twice as true if you have a disability. So having established that jobs for people with disabilities are important, let’s look at what jobs and where?

And it’s difficult……

Our unemployment rate is currently 5.7% but that doesn’t mean that 94.3% of people are employed. The better indicator is our participation rate. Our participation rate is around 65% or if you’re a person with a disability it’s around 53%, but even worse, if you’re a person with severe or profound disability, or possibly an intellectual disability it’s around 30%. That doesn’t mean that 30% of people with a profound disability are working because the “participation rate” also covers people who are looking for work. Read more about these stats at the Australian Institute of Health and Wellbeing.

But we are here to help

If you’re a person with a disability it’s going to be harder for you to find a job. Especially a job that builds your skills,  assists you to make friends and makes you feel like a valued member of the team. Well the good news is that there are organisations whose sole mission is to create jobs for people with disabilities – places like ours at Hoxton. This year we have provided jobs for over 100 people with disabilities who would otherwise be excluded from mainstream employment. Contact us or visit our facebook page to see what a job at Hoxton looks like.

Here's what our customers say

Great company that always delivers on time and in full. Socially and environmental sound. This organisation employees people with barriers and disabilities and has been doing so for over 50 yers in the South West of Sydney.
Zeina Boutros
Zeina Boutros
02:28 22 Oct 19
Great, drive in unload the bags, very friendly and helpful staff, easy
Andrew
Andrew
19:15 12 Nov 19
It’s fast ,everyone is very friendly and you get cash when it’s all done
Pamela Hoile
Pamela Hoile
08:24 28 Jan 20
Awesome 👍 fast good customer service 👍
Roberto Cirignano
Roberto Cirignano
05:13 22 Jun 20
Great company and great people to work with, I highly recommend them.
Peter Hatzisavvas
Peter Hatzisavvas
20:26 23 Oct 19
Very good recycle centre, all staff cheerful and helpful. Fast and easy to redeem all the cans and bottles and instant payment onsite.
Len Chee
Len Chee
04:17 19 Oct 20
Extremely professional organisation. We have been using their services for well over 10 years. They always strive to exceed customer expectations, provide prompt service and their work output is of the highest quality.
Tesuco AU
Tesuco AU
22:34 20 Nov 19
Its been a fantastic journey partnering with such a positive, reliable, professional and hard working organisation - Hoxtons continue to deliver world class services with a can do attitude and hard working teams to match. Highly recommend Hoxtons Industries to any business/customer
Vesna D
Vesna D
06:15 26 Oct 19
What an amazing facility…. Drive through service with a smile. Best of all, they pay cash instantly, its fast and they are Hoxton Industries. Supporting people with disabilities since 1969.
Zeina Boutros
Zeina Boutros
01:36 14 Aug 19
First time i been there . Drive in unload into round turntable . Great if you have over 100 or more very fast Best Get there when they openI droped of 260 bottles
Scott Holden
Scott Holden
22:44 03 Jan 20
Fast and friendly people, recycle your bottles, cans, plastic bottles and e waste all in one place, what a winner.
Mark Craig
Mark Craig
01:34 17 Apr 20
It's a really great place and great customer service experience as well.
Andrew Thompson
Andrew Thompson
08:39 16 Jul 20
Very good and fastThank you
Homa Shojaie
Homa Shojaie
13:00 07 May 20
Great people that work there very helpful
Michele
Michele
00:23 12 Sep 20
Great service and they looked after at each stage
Martin Talacko
Martin Talacko
04:50 24 Oct 19
They even take e-waste!!!! What an amazing facility…. . Best of all, they pay cash instantly, its fast and they are Hoxton Industries. Supporting people with disabilities since 1969.
Zeina Boutros
Zeina Boutros
01:38 14 Aug 19
Everyone was so nice and friendly. So easy to do
Jan Eldridge
Jan Eldridge
09:13 07 Sep 20
Went there early morning, no que, very quick, staff are very friendly and helpful, highly recommended.But if you go at busy time, it can take ages.
Pookie Pookie
Pookie Pookie
21:51 29 Jan 20
Great service, friendly professional management, great quality. Recommend this organisation
Laurie Vanderlaan
Laurie Vanderlaan
21:38 22 Oct 19
Very friendly staff, best time to go is early morning
Becka Ormston
Becka Ormston
00:02 13 Aug 19
Great timely completion of an assembly job.
Lolliland Inc.
Lolliland Inc.
03:57 22 Oct 19
Fast and friendly service.
Tara Thomas-Peters
Tara Thomas-Peters
00:46 07 Jul 19
The team at Hoxton did a fantastic job kitting our trial packs and I highly recommend their services. The friendly staff make the experience enjoyable as well. We'll definitely use them again!
Richard Sexton
Richard Sexton
03:47 22 Oct 19
Convenience you don't have to spend time putting each individual item in machine just pour your bags of recycling in couple minutes later it's all done
Shane Skilbeck
Shane Skilbeck
07:37 13 Aug 19
Great operators and a strong social cause and message behind it. Would strongly recommend.
Stewart Webb
Stewart Webb
00:26 16 Aug 19
Good
Khaled Marhaba
Khaled Marhaba
22:19 12 Oct 20
So easy
Andrew Paasila
Andrew Paasila
05:43 14 Jan 20
The people who work here are very helpful.So much easier than the hole in the wall return centres although I won't drive all the way there for only 1or2 bags.
LITTLE MISSY MJ
LITTLE MISSY MJ
23:00 04 Mar 20

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