The firm is renowned for using NT subcontractors and buying local whenever possible. It also has an Indigenous Engagement Plan, which offers employment and training opportunities for Indigenous people. Jaytex supports a string of good causes – from football clubs to schools, from children’s charities to festivals.
The company’s list of sponsorships includes NAIDOC Week, Darwin Festival, RSPCA, Foodbank, Movember Foundation, The Girls’ Academy, Indigenous Women in Mining & Resources, Nightcliff Swimming Club, Nemarluk School, and Banks and Pints football clubs. General manager Matthew Moss says: “We’re committed to giving back to the community.
“It aligns with one of our core values – Building Together. We believe in supporting one another and seeing others succeed. “Jaytex takes great pride in working with the community to make our shared home a better place. We invest in our people, in our community, and take every opportunity to develop the local economy.” Jaytex is a strong supporter of YouthWorX NT, which works in partnership with education, business, government and the community to improve the career potential of Territorians.
The building firm employs and trains seven young, Indigenous apprentices from the not-for-profit organisation. Youthworx employer engagement officer Bec Pearce says: “Jaytex screen the potential workers – they take people at face value and give them a chance. “And Jaytex goes beyond that by providing mentors at work and often helps with accommodation, clothes, food and vehicles. “They’ve given a lot of support to young Territorians. I’ve never known a company to be so caring and loving, and eager to give young people the chance to become the best they can. “Jaytex is amazing.” The company is helping rebuild the RSPCA adoption kennels, which were damaged during Cyclone Marcus in 2018. “It’s an enormous benefit to us,” says the charity’s general manager, Peter King. “They’ve helped with a lot of construction work and provided labour at no cost to us.”
Jaxtex has made it possible for Banks Football Club to run a successful junior program. “Thanks to their help, we’re the only club in the Territory where it is free for juniors to play,” says club president Will Johnson. “That has helped us bring lots of kids and families to football.” Banks has 90 junior players, including many from the Arnhem Land community of Gunbalanya who are driven into Darwin for up to 10 games a season. “Support from Jaytex has made all this possible,” says Mr Johnson. TQ
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