TONY EASTLEY: Education is still a key factor in why Indigenous people don't become managers, according to the head of the Aboriginal Employment Strategy. The not-for-profit job placement and mentoring organisation says last financial year it helped almost 2,000 Indigenous people find traineeships or jobs across a range of sectors. However the CEO of the employment organisation says the majority of Aboriginal people in the workforce are still stuck at either entry or medium level positions.
Michael Vincent reports.
MICHAEL VINCENT: The unemployment rate for Indigenous people is 16 per cent, more than 10 per cent higher than the figure for the rest of the population. But the CEO of the Aboriginal Employment Strategy, Danny Lester says they've had their best year since they began in 1997.