Work is important in the development of a person's sense of dignity and self-worth and, in particular, it plays a vital role in creating financial independence for women. For some women in today's society, securing and maintaining work does not come easy.
- 350,000 women are registered as looking for work.
- Compared to OECD countries Australia has some of the lowest participation rates of single mothers in the workforce.
- Currently, 64% of women aged 65-69 don't have superannuation.
Our courageous clients
Vulnerable women from all walks of life come to Fitted for Work seeking help. They may be exiting a domestic violence situation, be homeless, have a disability, or have become recently widowed or divorced. Many are single mothers needing to support themselves and their children. The one thing all of our clients have in common is that they want to work - they self-select to participate. This means the women are motivated to change their lives. And they do.
What do we do?
Since 2005, Fitted for Work has assisted over 10,000 women. There is no other organisation that offers our suite of free programs which work simultaneously in developing a woman's self-confidence and self-esteem as well as deepening the skills and knowledge to get work.
- outfitting for interview and presentation skills
- interview training
- non-vocational and vocational training
- work experience and workplace familiarisation sessions provided by our network of corporates and businesses
Today, 75% of women accessing Fitted for Work's core services get work within three months.
'My kids have seen a big change in my mood and attitude since I started work. My daughter has started a hospitality course to be ready for the next intake of crew and my 8 year-old grand-daughter dreams of a job on the Spirit of Tasmania too! My experience at Fitted for Work was a real turning point in my life. I will never forget what they did for me'. Karyn, Fitted For Work Client.
What can you do?
Fitted for Work has always seen itself not only as a service to support women experiencing disadvantage, but also as a community of women supporting each other. Today, there is an unprecedented demand for our programs. To ensure that Fitted for Work can continue to provide the same high-quality service to the increasing number of women who seek to use it, we invite you to join our 200 Women Who Care Campaign by donating $1,000. You will be part of a circle of 200 like-minded women who understand the importance of work in developing a person's sense of dignity and self-worth and, in particular, the vital role it plays in creating financial independence for women. For more information on our 200 Women Who Care Campaign and some of its current supporters please visit http://www.fittedforwork.org/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=164&Itemid=131
To help us reach our goal of 200 women, please send this link to your friends and colleagues.
Thank you for your support.