Initial contact opens door to independence

When Merrilyn approached The Personnel Group through our contact us portal she was struggling financially and faced housing instability. Client attraction officer Emma Pay reached out to Merrilyn (pictured), explained how to register and set up a meeting with consultant Alana Waddington. “We discussed my previous work history, running my own business operating prime movers … Read more

Blair Stones shares how The Personnel Group supported him to work

Thanks to The Border Mail for highlighting this success story. It first appeared here: a-young-mans-journey-to-secure-employment By Victoria Ellis For 16-year-old Blair Stones, the future didn’t look bright. The Corowa-based teen had missed a lot of school, barely passing year 8. Blair lacked confidence, had poor mental health and was particularly anxious. He had no work … Read more

Better Place Project – A workforce wellbeing initiative

The Personnel Group has partnered with Albury Business Connect to launch the new Better Place Project website ( We are proud to back this important business mental health check initiative. This website is an important online “Go To” resource for employers and employees looking for support or guidance about workplace mental health. It was created … Read more

35 years, thousands of lives changed

The Personnel Group is a regional business success story. Since 1986 we’ve helped thousands of people with a disability or mental health condition find meaningful work. Thirty-five years ago this August (2021) our first participant was placed in a job when, on her 19th birthday, Jenny McDermott started work at Hanrahans Linen Services in Albury. … Read more

Engaging and Delivering in COVID

Engaging and Delivering in COVID The COVID-19 pandemic has thrown us significant challenges yet through it all The Personnel Group staff continue to put their clients first. Having offices at 50 locations across regional NSW, regional Victoria and the ACT, means the company must be across multiple state and territory-based health orders. With Wollongong and … Read more

NSW Business Support Package Expanded

NSW Business Support Package Expanded The NSW Government’s business grants program announced two weeks ago has been expanded to acknowledge the impact to regional businesses of the Sydney lockdowns.A new grant program has also been introduced for smaller micro businesses with turnover between $30,000 and $75,000.The NSW Government will also cover disaster recovery payments for … Read more

Boosting Apprenticeship Commencements Wage Subsidy

Under the national Boosting Apprenticeship Commencements wage subsidy any business or Group Training Organisation taking on an apprentice between 5 October 2020 and 31 March 2022 may qualify for a wage subsidy of up to $7000 a quarter or 50 per cent per eligible apprentice for 12 months. The subsidy is available to employers of … Read more

The Better Place Project

Funding from the NSW Government will see the Better Place Project continue and grow in 2021. The Better Place Project, a workforce wellbeing joint initiative between disability employment service provider The Personnel Group and local business group Albury Business Connect, will again survey businesses later this year to shine a light on the ongoing impact … Read more

Transition to Work Program more important than ever

Not-for-profit employment service provider The Personnel Group says 2021 NSW Youth Week is a perfect catalyst for employers to think about taking on young workers. The theme for NSW Youth Week, Together more than ever, reflected the tough economic and social conditions of the past 12 months and The Personnel Group believes Australia’s youth would … Read more

The Better Place Project – A workforce wellbeing initiative

L-R: Employer Relationship Coordinator BJ Campbell and Business Development Manager James Smith The Better Place Project – A workforce wellbeing initiative A survey to determine the mental health wellbeing of the Albury and Lavington business community will be launched this week as part of a Mental Health Month initiative. The Better Place Project, is a … Read more