In the Salisbury region of South Australia where SCR was founded, there are many refugees who have been settled here as recent arrivals to Australia. For them, settling in and making a new home is a long and often difficult process. One of their challenges is entering into the Australian workforce. In order to get a job, employers want to see some work experience, but you can't get that experience without a job.
Here is where the SCR advantage lies. We have real ongoing relationships with new arrivals through community connections and programs that enable us to get to know these folk, see their character and their readiness for work, and be able to employ some without any previous Australian work experience. This helps them overcome one of the biggest hurdles of settling into Australia.
Of course our hope is that they grow to love SCR and coffee, develop their skills within the business and find their particular way to contribute towards the success of Soul City Roasters. We want SCR to be a company they are integral in growing, and can take pride in.
Every bag of coffee you buy helps us be able to employ refugees. We are continually expanding and offering more work to our refugee friends. Since the creation of this image below we have now expanded to be offering employment six days a week to those finding it tough to get work, including refugees and those who need it most. It really was just the beginning