NUSA DUA, Bali (BPN) – Accor collaborates with DNetwork to pledge their support in creating employment opportunities for persons with special needs on the island of Bali. According to Garth Simmons, Chief Operating Officer, Accor Malaysia, Indonesia, Singapore, and South Asia, Accor is very proud to team up with DNetwork that supports their efforts to give back to the community and to make a difference in the lives of individuals with special needs.
“Through this program, we continue to promote employment opportunities in our hotels and help maintain a spirit of Diversity and Inclusion in all our properties,” said Garth Simmons, on Thursday.
Faris Setiabudi, Director of Talent and Culture Accor Indonesia, explained that at the moment, the most important thing is not about the number of workers, but it’s more about to spread the awareness to other hotels in Bali and Indonesia.
“We are hoping that hotel can give an opportunity to the disable through an internship or a program of an introduction to the hotel industry,” he said.
While Hani Fauzia Ramadhani, Project Manager of DNetwork said, that this joint partnership allows her side to empower individuals with special needs and help them step into the hospitality industry.
“We are happy that Accor, as our industry partner, supports us in creating an inclusive job ecosystem and environment for them,” she said.
Hani explained that since 2013, DNetwork has channeling 250 persons with special needs to work in various companies across Indonesia.
Thanks to this initiative, Accor hotels will provide opportunities in the form of pre-training and hospitality programs, as well as employment, with the assistance of DNetwork to create a seamless experience for the beneficiaries.
This collaboration, which kicked-off at Amarterra Villas Bali Nusa Dua – MGallery, allows all Accor hotels to build an inclusive workforce that thrives on diverse abilities.