Disability Employment: Any Time, Any Age

Finding the right job for you can be a daunting task. What do you want to do? What are your skills? What do you enjoy? This task can be even harder if you are an individual with a disability.

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According to the ABS in 2012, nearly half (47.3%) of all working-age people with disability were not in the labour force, that is they were neither employed or actively looking for work. The ABS also states that their participation rate beaked between 25-34 years old. This means that young school leavers or middle-aged and older workers were, for a number of different reasons, not largely participating in the work force.

Entering the workforce can be an extremely rewarding and fun experience. It will offer you financial freedom, structure and a chance for social interaction. A job can also give you a sense of identity and belonging within the community, as you can see your work and contributing to a bigger picture.

So I am here to tell you that there are jobs out there for people with disabilities of all ages. While entering the work place might be a scary thought whether you worry about facing discrimination, not being able to keep up or have insecurities about re-entering the work force after a long period off, there are services out there to help you.

As an individual with a disability you have a number of options to help you with employment. There are many open employment services that can help you find your place in many different fields of employment. There are also social enterprises which can offer you a supportive work environment and can provide work that caters to the special needs that you might have or facing any barrier to employment.

At Hoxton we offer this supportive environment for anyone facing barriers to mainstream employment. Providing jobs with different levels of difficulties that cater to all different skills. We offer a fun, respectful and inclusive workplace where you can see your skills grow. Hoxton also offers many chances for friendships to grow with social outings and an integrated workforce, so you can interact with people of many backgrounds and barriers to employment.

Author; Arielle Jones, supporting you in your employment journey

Disability Employment: What a Job Can Offer You

Many people’s jobs make up a large part of their identity, so for people facing barriers to employment it can sometimes have a real effect on one’s self esteem. A job means routine, socialising and financial stability, things that all people naturally crave. Jobs for people with disabilities can be so important, providing individuals with these needs..

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Social opportunities
A job can be a great place for you to meet new people and create new friendships. Jobs for people with disabilities can be extremely important when it comes to broadening ones social circle. A job offers people a chance to come in to a team environment where they have to work together, building their social skills and expanding friendships.

Self-Esteem
Jobs for people with disabilities means just as much to them, if not more, than it does to able bodied people as people with disabilities are more likely to face exclusion and discrimination. Jobs for people with disabilities provide a sense of self-esteem as it gives you a sense of inclusion and routine that is contributing back to society. You can see the jobs they have done out in the world, such as on the shelf at a store, and feel proud.

Financial Stability
Jobs for people with disabilities also provides that one thing that we are all looking for when it comes to finding a job, a steady pay check. This provides a sense of financial stability and a chance for you to make their own money. This gives you some more financial freedom and the ability to rely less on a pension. This financial freedom provides you with the chance to go out and socialise with your newly made friends.

So where do you find the right job..
Hoxton has been providing jobs for people with disabilities for over 40 years. Hoxton offers a fun, respectful and honest workplace that provides you with social and workplace opportunities. With a social club that provides opportunities for fun with friends and a supportive workplace that offers training on a variety of skills, Hoxton is a popular workplace. Check out their website for more information.

Author: Arielle Jones, Helping you achieve fulfilling employment

Outsourcing Your Container Unloading

You’ve put all your time and money into developing your latest revolutionary product. So now you have to consider the logistics. How are you going to transport it, unload it and get it to your retailer? After your product has faced hours of travel over sea and by truck, you need a fast and reliable container unloading service.

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There are millions of containers entering Australia per year, and a high demand for container loading and unloading services. You may have high volumes of product and a demand to get it to the retailer as fast as possible. You could consider unloading this yourself but you have to consider whether you have the tools, manpower and the time.

Outsourcing your container unloading to an experienced organisation can be the best and most time effective option. An experienced organisation with the right manpower and resources can offer you a timely and reliable container unloading service.

Outsourcing your container unloading can also prove to be a more cost effective method as your outsourced organisation has the resources ready to go and can save you the headache of having to organise all of this yourself.

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An experienced organisation like Hoxton Industries can offer you an experienced container unloading service, that’s both reliable and timely. If you go with a company like Hoxton Industries they can also offer you other services such as the rework of your products if necessary. Check out the Hoxton Facebook or website for contact information.

Author: Arielle Jones, providing your with reliable container unloading info

The Future of Packaging: Get Shelf Ready!

Shelf ready packaging (SRP) is on the rise as an extremely popular form of packaging, you might even say it’s the future of packaging..

 

Stores such as Woolworths and Coles have been adopting shelf ready packaging and increasing its volume as it proves to be an effective and efficient packaging solution.

So what is shelf ready packaging

Shelf ready packaging means the product is packed in to a box that is ready to shelf and sell. Shelf ready packaging is easier to restock, dispose of and can assist in the projection of your brands imagery.

What makes SRP the future..

This method of packaging is increasingly popular do to its efficiency. Shelf ready packaging is favoured by stores due to its easy stocking and disposal. This means that stores can stock your product by the box instead of individually, saving time for the store. This also can equate to reduced losses in your products as they are not being individually handled.

Shelf ready packaging is favoured by suppliers as it allows for them to promote their product and attract an audience through an increased visibility and a large canvas for your eye catching designs. Shelf ready packaging allows for increased visibility with a large canvas to work with. More elaborate colour schemes and graphics can attract your customers and seal the deal!

Who can provide me with shelf ready packaging..

The future is moving closer and shelf ready packaging is increasingly popular, so if you think that this is a packaging method that you want, you’ll need to find a reliable packaging company. Whether you’re new to shelf ready packaging or just looking for a new packaging service, trustworthy and reliable service is what you need.

Hoxton Industries has been assisting companies with their packaging needs for over 40 years. Hoxton is experienced and reliable. With close access to the M7 and M5, Hoxton Industries is a strong choice. You can check out their website and Facebook for contact information.

Author: Arielle Jones, Keeping you up with the future of packaging…

The Top Level Sydney Packaging Services Provider -Hoxton

You’ve perfected the product, finally come up with an end result to be proud of but now you hit another hurdle before it can be sold… how will you packaging it?

Finding a company that you can form a strong bond with can help ease the headache of trying to settle on packaging and the right service. Choosing a Sydney packaging service means that you can form a strong relationship, with expert advice, that’s conveniently close to you.

Some of the services that Sydney packaging can offer you include..

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Shrink wrapping
Shrink wrapping can be a good packaging choice if you have a product which you want to keep visible and do not want the packaging to obstruct the view of the product. Your consumer still gets a full view of the product while it is protected from damage and tampering. Shrink wrapping is a popular solution in Sydney’s packaging market as it is cost effective and versatile. Shrink wrapping is also a good option for products of odd shapes and sizes.

Clamshell
Clamshell packaging is a popular solution used in retail as it offers you a bit more protection but your product is still visible through the clear shell. Clamshell packaging also allows for you to put in a header card with information about your product, increasing your customers’ product knowledge. Clamshell packaging is especially popular in the Sydney packaging market for items such as hardware and electronics.

Skin packaging
Skin packaging is called this because it is done by putting special transparent plastic over your product and vacuuming the air out, with the plastic essentially becoming a skin over your product. This packaging solution also offers your product protection and visibility. This is another good retail solution that offers you a very high level of protection.

Shelf ready packaging
This solution a good way to promote your product through the use of logos and graphics on your shelf ready packaging and proves to be a cost effective solution. Shelf ready packaging is also a good solution to minimise rubbish and help the environment by recycling. This has become increasingly popular in the Sydney packaging market as supermarkets are increasingly leaning towards the use of shelf ready packaging.

So your next step is to find the right company to trust with your product and provide you with the right solution for you. Hoxton Industries had been operating as a packaging company in Sydney for over 40 years, with all that experience to offer you. Check out the website and Facebook page for contact information.

Author: Arielle Jones, leading your packaging in the right direction

Sydney Packaging Solutions

A lot of people ask what we do at Hoxton and I must admit that it’s hard to nail it down to a 20 second sound grab. We have explored with previous post what our function as a social enterprise is ….

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We create jobs for people facing barriers to mainstream employment.

But as a social enterprise we also have a commercial aspect to what we do. We are Sydney Packaging Specialists, but what does that mean….. we are contract packers, co-packers, a packaging service, third party labour and the list goes on. But in a nutshell..

We solve your packaging headaches.

Here are some examples of Sydney Packaging solutions we have provided for customers;

Original Packaging

We undertake skin packaging for a large multinational hardware company. We receive shipping containers of raw components in from overseas. We then receipt, warehouse, skin package and pick/pack orders for the customer.  Skin packaging is excellent for retail display and has superior security benefits. We complete in excess of 100,000 skin pack units for this customer every year. This Sydney Packaging solution is an end to end solution for our customer which means they save invaluable internal resources which allows them to focus on their core business.

Promotional Packaging

We specialise in promotional packaging and undertake a line of shrink wrapping work for a Sydney based automotive supplier. We shrink wrap a promotional offer for them when they give away a small bottle of automotive fluid when you purchase a lager one. Shrink is extremely versatile and has become a very popular part of our Sydney Packaging solution. Prior to us providing this service our customer was taping the smaller bottle onto the larger one. Our shrink wrapping presentation is far superior and has also now given the company the ability to do a number of other promotions using shrink wrap.

Rework Packaging

Another line in our suite of Sydney packaging solutions is rework. We service a large national importer who imports a lot of lines from China. It happens from time to time that the item they imported doesn’t meet their specifications but the time involved in returning the product to the Chinese manufacturer means they need to find a local solution. We offer rework solutions such as over labelling, reconfiguring cartons, replacing barcode labels and updating ingredients list for the Australian market. Our customer doesn’t have the internal resources or structures for this ad-hoc work, so our rework solution is perfect for them.

So there it is, what we do, just not quiet in 20 seconds. To have a look some samples of our work pop over to our  Sydney packaging Solutions page and don’t forget check out our customer testimonials at the bottom of the page!

Source by – Hoxton Industries

Be Inspired To Sell Your Product – Retail Packaging Solutions

The facts and figures are in! Colours, patterns, space, simple, playful, bold, style, modern, texture and bright. Other major factors are multiple purpose and sneak- peek.

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Sneak peek? Yes the consumers are more likely to be attracted to the product that they can feel, pick up and see. Not the old plastic stuff you are thinking about but SKIN PACKAGING.

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We have all seen it on TV, mostly for food and “sous vide” cooking at a Michelin star restaurant. This Sydney skin packaging is a little bit different. Any item placed on a cardboard and vacuum sealed to show off your item.

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The purpose of packaging, ultimately what sells your product! It draws attention, sends a message, and makes consumers feel a certain way, boldly screams out and always catches you eye first.

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The packaging cost is in the billions per year. Insane competitions and latest designs capturing consumer’s eye and making them want a product. From sustainable packaging to creative designs, from environment friendly to graphic designs. The competitions are fierce, competitive and never ending year after year.

Big, Bold & Colourful

It’s not hard to see why our shelves have so much colour and character. If it be a cartoon character or pretty rainbow packaged box, it all has so much appeal. Targeting all types of consumers, from young to old, big and bold, whatever it takes to capture your eyes first.

Where in Sydney can I do this Packaging?

Not many places at all offer this service in Australia. It has always been done offshore. The name you can trust is Hoxton Industries. Located conveniently in south west Sydney. Cheap, affordable but yet Bold, and convenient on the retail shelf.

Author: George Boutros; Looking after all Sydney Packaging headaches.

Choosing Your Retail Packaging Solutions With Hoxton Industries

There are many retail packaging solutions to be considered, and the solution you choose can assist in selling your product. But how do you come to a decision with so many different kinds of packaging?

It’s time for you to create a partnership with a packaging company who can assist you with their vast knowledge of packaging solutions. Once you find a reliable partner, they can offer you a range of different packaging solutions and advise which one might be best for your kind of product.

Packaging companies can offer you many types of solutions that can enhance your products visibility as well as offer protection against tampering, these include…

Shelf-Ready packaging

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This has become an increasingly popular form of packaging that can be found in a majority of major retailers. It has become popular as it is easy to stock and replenish, produces less waste and increases the visibility of your product.

 

 

Shrink Wrapping
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This has been a popular and constant method of packaging. This method of packaging is popular due to its versatility, as the packaging can fit around products of any shape. The packaging also gets its popularity due to the visibility of the product inside. It means that your product is completely visible to the customer and is visually appealing to the customer while still protected.

Clamshell Packaging
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This method of packaging involves encasing your product in a protective plastic shell. This type of packaging is popular for retail as it still allows for visibility but offers a high level of protection again tampering and damage.

These are just some of the retail packaging solutions that you could consider. A reliable and experiences packaging service can offer you much more information and solutions for your packaging needs.

Hoxton Industries is a packaging company with other 40 years of experience. They can offer you a range of packaging solutions and help with your decision making. You can check out their website and their Facebook or contact them by phone on (02) 9607 6159.

Author:  Arielle Jones, helping you choose the right packaging service…

 

Jobs For All Levels Of Disability – Hoxton

All can be accomplished

People with disabilities have ability; the level of ability should not discriminate their goals and achievements. Being able to be fit in the workplace and feel they have contributed in day to day activities, no matter the level of disability they have. Records show that relatively few people so far have been transferred from the workshops to the “integrated employment settings”. Why is this? Many people can speculate, but I believe it to be the level of comfort, support and social activities these ADE’s give its employees.  Being welcomed and not having to fear the unknown. Making friends, going on outings, celebrating everything that can be celebrated. Living life to its fullest.

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How can this be?

A non for profit organisation that employ’s jobs for people with disabilities.
An ADE is Non for Profit, regardless of some negative thoughts on the actual terminology. “Sheltered Workshops” are run for its employees. All funds go back to the employee’s full stop. This is truly a place where employees call home and a place to belong without prejudice.

The Future with disabilities is bright

At Hoxton Industries, they encourage and train its employees to move out to integrated employment, until now. With Changes coming in to the NDIS in 2016, Hoxton Industries are trialling integrated employment in reverse. They are bringing in able bodies to work alongside people with disabilities. Keeping the employees comfort, goals, culture and achievement’s at Hoxton. Will it work?  Only time will tell.

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Author: George Boutros: Hoxton Industries; moving into tomorrow, today. 

The 3 C’s of Container Unloading Services Australia

When it comes to container unloading, there are so many companies to choose from out there it can be a headache. You want to make sure that your product is in the most capable hands. When you look at choosing a service you should consider the 3 C’s, cost effective, convenient and committed.

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Cost Effective
When transporting and unloading your goods, the transportation can take up a large portion of your budget. To save money on your transportation, a service that is located in an easily accessible place in Sydney can benefit you. You also need to find yourself a company that can offer you competitive, cost effective rates for their container unloading services.

Convenient
Convenience should play a large role in your choice of container unloading services. This means that the company that you choose to provide this service is conveniently located and can offer you all the services you need. This could include more services that you may need such as storage or re-work. Finding one company that can achieve this all is more convenient and effective for your company.

Committed
Lastly, you want to find somewhere that is committed to the quality of their work and to customer satisfaction. Finding a company that can offer you a committed and loyal service means that you can establish a strong, ongoing relationship with a company that you know you can trust with your products. When you find the right company for your container unloading and build a relationship with that company, you’ll no longer have to worry the headache of not knowing who to choose.   

So who can offer you the 3 C’s? Hoxton Industries has years of experience to offer in packaging and warehousing services. Hoxton Industries can offer you container unloading, as well as storage, re-work and packaging services. Hoxton Industries is located conveniently near the m5 and m7 and con offers you competitive prices to suit your needs.

Make sure to check out Hoxton’s Facebook and website for more information.