Carers have so many valuable and transferrable skills that they can bring to a workplace. However, starting a job after time away, balancing work and a caring role or supporting an employee who is a carer can sometimes be a challenge. The Carers in Employment Program offers support for carers to enter or re-enter employment and assists employers to create carer friendly workplaces.
The are 2.65 million carers in Australia.
1 in 9 employees are likely to be carers.
42% of employed carers are managers or professionals.