Australian pubcaster SBS is preparing a three-part entrepreneurial docuseries that will showcase marginalized job seekers as they team together to form million-dollar businesses.
The Employables will feature individuals who come from a range of backgrounds who often face barriers to employment. Featured in the series are a Sudanese refugee; an amputee who hasn’t been able to find a job since losing his leg in an accident; a chef shut out of the kitchen after losing his eyesight; and a homeless single mother.
The hopeful applicants will pitch their business ideas to Creel Price, a self-made millionaire and Aussie serial entrepreneur, and his team of experts and coaches. After the 12 people are chosen, the contestants will head on to the next stage where they are put through their paces to find the six who will move on.
Under the guidance of Price and his team, the group will have eight weeks to transform their ideas into million dollar businesses. Along the way, they will share their personal stories with their teammates as they work together in the face of immense challenges.
The Employables premieres Aug. 22 at 8.30 p.m. on SBS Australia. Episodes will also be made available following their broadcast premieres via SBS On Demand.
“The series shines a light on Australian minority groups who are more likely to struggle to find employment, and aims to give a voice to people who are often misunderstood,” said Price in a statement. “The Employables offers viewers a rare insight into the camaraderie, conflict and collaboration that emerge in the birth of a business. For all of the participants, the stakes have never been higher as the success of their start-up could mean a new life for themselves and their families.”