ALPA is a major source of employment for its Arnhem Land communities. We are one of the largest financially independent Indigenous employers in Australia. This is the same for the ‘Consultancy Stores” or managed stores in the group. Stores offer real jobs in an environment where there are few. It is a prerequisite of ALPA managing a store that the community wants to have active participation in the operation of their store at all levels.
Across the ALPA group we employ more than 800 Indigenous people, and make employment of local Indigenous people a priority. Last year, we spent over 5 million dollars on wages for indigenous employees alone.