Kununurra Indigenous Employment Coordinator
Coles and Wesfarmers, in partnership with Aboriginal development organisation Wunan, have employed a dedicated Indigenous employment coordinator in Kununurra.
Historically, employee turnover was high at Coles Kununurra, and the store employed few Indigenous team members despite a large Indigenous population. In the first five months since the employment coordinator started, the number of Indigenous team members employed at the store has more than quardrupled from three to 13.
The coordinator works closely with the Coles Indigenous Affairs team and stores to assess vacancies and to identify and support suitable local Indigenous applicants. In addition, the coordinator mentors Indigenous team members and provides practical support to team members and the store.