House With No Steps nuts over new jobs

The opening of a $400,000 macadamia plant and de-husking shed at the Summerland House With No Steps has enabled the organisation to offer 12 new full-time jobs to people with disabilities.

The House With No Steps now employs 70 people with disabilities and general manager Brett Lacey said they still have vacancies in the areas of de-husking, gardening and restaurant work.

In the past weve been struggling to put new people on because we havent had the business expansion, he said. It makes a huge difference to their lives, and everyone connected to them. It gives them value within the community and a sense of achievement.

He said the $400,000 addition was largely paid for by their own funds, although there had also been assistance through a $230,000 federal government grant and a $6000 donation from Ranbuild Ballina.

Anyone interested in employment opportunities should contact Eden on 6628 0610.


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