Welcome to Personnel Employment

Personnel Employment is a specialist employment agency assisting people with a Developmental Disability to find and maintain employment in the mainstream workforce.

As one of South Australia’s longest established and highly regarded Disability Employment Service (DES) providers, Personnel Employment supports over 500 clients and is proud to work with some of the State’s leading employers.

Established in 1986, Personnel Employment is a division of Barkuma Incorporated, a member based, not-for-profit organisation that provides a range of services to help people with a disability live and work in the community.


Through employment Personnel Employment promotes the inclusion of people with developmental disabilities by providing the highest quality service.


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What's Happening

2013 Barkuma Inc Annual Report

18 Nov 13: The 2013 Barkuma Inc Annual Report is now available, click here to download the pdf.

Barkuma's Strategic Plan 2012-2015 'Shaping our Future'

31 Jul 13: On behalf of Barkuma it gives us great pleasure to present to you Shaping our Future, Barkuma’s new Strategic Plan. Shaping our Future is an important document which will guide the activities of the organisation over the next four years. The Plan reflects our commitment to people with disability and when implemented, will increase Barkuma’s capacity to respond to individual aspirations and needs. It will also enhance our ability to enable people with disabilities to lead purposeful and valued lives in the community.

In Focus Newsletter - June 2013

13 Jun 13: Here's the latest edition of our In Focus Newsletter. Enjoy reading all about the official opening of our Holden Hill premises.

InFocus March 2013

5 Apr 13: Click here to download the latest edition of our newsletter InFocus!

2013 Street Fleet Charity Golf Challenge - Registrations are open!

29 Jan 13: Barkuma Inc's 11th annual Charity Golf Day is being held on Friday 22rd March 2013 at the Tea Tree Gully Golf Club! To find out more and enter a team follow the link!

InFocus December 2012

3 Jan 13: Click here to download the latest edition of our newsletter InFocus!

Better Pathways in the news!

12 Dec 12: Recently there was a great story in the Advertiser about Crystal Webb and how the Better Pathways Program has helped her turn her life around.

2012 Barkuma Inc Annual Report

26 Nov 12: Click here to view the 2012 Annual Report featuring all of our achievements for the 2011/12 financial year.

'Shaping our Future' - Barkuma's Strategic Plan 2012 - 2015

15 Jun 12: Introducing Barkuma's new Strategic Plan

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Our People

Wade Cronin

Set Crew Attendant

Wade is a client with Personnel Employment and is currently employed as a set crew attendant at the Adelaide Convention Centre. In addition to these duties, Wade also assists the Groundskeeping staff to keep the gardens on the foreshore of the River Torrens looking tip top. Wade is a big Port Power Supporter and enjoys going to the movies and Tai Kwon-Do in his spare time, with the goal to get a black belt in the future! Go Wade!