The Aboriginal owner of Hi Vis Traffic, Joanne Pellew, has seen an opportunity to use the means available to her via her well-established Indigenous labour hire business to help end Indigenous disparity. Through Hi Vis Traffic, we aim to create real opportunities for the Indigenous community through upskilling and employment opportunities in the traffic management sector. Through the Ochre group of businesses, Joanne and her experienced recruitment staff have access to thousands of Indigenous people who are both experienced and new starters within this industry.
Hi Vis Traffic was established when founder Joanne Pellew recognised a labour market gap: Indigenous employment targets were increasing across the infrastructure and construction sectors, but uptake of Indigenous people was either too slow or non-existent. Hi Vis Traffic will strive to win as many contracts as possible to ensure the immediate employment of large numbers of Indigenous people. Our purpose is two-fold: creating Indigenous employment opportunities, while creating and maintaining a safe and team-friendly work environment for all who use and work on our roads.
“I have met many individuals over the years throughout the construction industry and on first meeting Rainer, he really impressed me. It was quickly established we both had similar goals in relation to Aboriginal employment and how we could really make a difference in the sector if we were to bring both of our values into one company. Obviously, with Rainer’s experience, expertise and resources and my Aboriginal expertise and connections, it’s a perfect partnership to achieve the outcomes we’re both aiming for.”- Joanne Pellew