Pemberton 50s-style diner helping those with disability into workforce

Tari JeffersManjimup-Bridgetown Times
Joblife officer Emma Pickering, centre, with clients Diane O'Breza and Amy Wozencroft, who got a job at the newly-opened Ma and Pa's 50s-styled restaurant in Pemberton.
Camera IconJoblife officer Emma Pickering, centre, with clients Diane O'Breza and Amy Wozencroft, who got a job at the newly-opened Ma and Pa's 50s-styled restaurant in Pemberton. Credit: Tari Jeffers

A new 50s-style diner in Pemberton has helped people get their foot in the workforce by joining forces with Joblife Employment.

Ma and Pa’s opened in Pemberton late last year and worked with Joblife Employment, which helps people living with disabilities or an injury, to enter or get back into the workforce.

For new employee Amy Wozencroft, it is her first job and her role in the diner was described as being an “all-rounder”.

Diane O’Breza also started working at the diner and while she is part time at the moment, Ma and Pa’s owner-manager Stacey Szylejko said they were looking at her being there full-time.

They’re doing fabulously and it’s great for their confidence. They’re already more confident than they were on their first day.

Stacey Szylejko

Joblife Employment officer Emma Pickering said it was wonderful to see local businesses supporting locals with job opportunities.

Ma and Pa’s opened on December 17.

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