The Department of Corrections congratulates Fulton Hogan for being highly commended during the Equal Employment Opportunities Trusts’ annual work-and-life awards.
Fulton Hogan has participated in the Release to Work scheme for over 18 months and their readiness to take on prisoners as employees is highly valued by the Department.
Corrections Inmate Employment Manager Brent Maughan commends Fulton Hogan for their willingness to help prisoners turn their lives around.
“It’s fantastic to see Fulton Hogan gaining public recognition for stepping up and accepting the responsibilities associated with managing prisoners as part of their work-force. Without employers like Fulton Hogan, the Release to Work scheme would not be possible.”
“Nearly all prisoners will be released from prison at some point and it is in everyone’s interest they reintegrate successfully back into the community.”
“We really value working together with Fulton Hogan to provide constructive employment opportunities for prisoners. It’s a successful relationship we treasure and look forward to continuing in the future.”
Release to work is a programme designed for low-security prisoners approaching the end of their prison sentence who are eligible to engage in employment in the community, with an approved organisation.
The aim is to provide prisoners with meaningful employment opportunities, training and formal qualifications to assist them with finding work that they will maintain after released.
The last prison census showed that 55 per cent of prisoners did not have a job before entering prison and that 52 per cent had no formal qualifications. Research shows that prisoners who find sustainable employment on release are less likely to re-offend.
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