Supaloc strengthening their workplace through diversity


Daniel Bright, Factory Manager at Supaloc, recently enlisted the services of Mai-Wel LabourForce Solutions to help recruit a new staff member. Supaloc is a steel building system manufacturer with a factory at Tomago. 

Daniel wanted to strengthen the Supaloc workforce by recruiting through a disability employment service. After the recruitment process, it was identified that Craigh Farley was the best suited applicant.  

“Mai-Wel LabourForce Solutions put forward suitable applicants and we were pleased to offer the job to Craigh Farley. Craigh has been a great addition to our team”, said Daniel.

Craigh lost his hearing as a child and was profoundly deaf from a young age. As a result, Craigh struggled with school and finding a job. Craigh had a Cochlear implant 18 months ago which has made a huge difference to his quality of life.  

“There are people in our community that just need an opportunity to thrive. There is  tremendous opportunity to strengthen our workplace and the community by employing a person with a disability”, said Daniel.  

Craigh has always wanted to work in a factory, but found this to be extremely difficult with the high level of Workplace Health and Safety requirements and the barrier to entry that his hearing impairment represented.  

Craigh has had a lot more medicals than most and many visits to a hearing specialist to provide confirmation on his ability to work in a factory setting. Craigh must wear large ear muffs to ensure his Cochlear implant remains clean. Despite the lengthy process to get the all-clear, Craigh was as determined as ever to secure a job with Supaloc with the support of Mai-Wel LabourForce Solutions.  

“Mai-Wel LabourForce Solutions helped me get a job in so many ways. They helped me look for the right job based on things that I like to do”, said Craigh.  

“Having a job is so important to me. It means I can keep busy, have fun and support my family. I look forward to continuing to work with Supaloc. In the future I would like to buy a nice car and learn new things”.    

Are you looking for skilled, reliable and hardworking staff? Mai-Wel LabourForce Solutions have jobseekers ready to WORK NOW. Contact the team on (02) 4934 3144 to find out about recruiting with a difference.      

Craigh Farley


Pictured above: Craigh Farley

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