KBR Signs Memorandum of Understanding with Indigenous Service Provider JLB Yaran
12 May 2022
HOUSTON – (May 11, 2022) – KBR (NYSE: KBR) has today signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with JLB Yaran that will further enhance KBR’s engagement with Australian First Nations communities and businesses. The agreement was signed at the 2022 Indo Pacific Conference in Sydney, Australia.
Under the non-binding agreement signed on Gadigal land, and witnessed by First Nations Elder Aunty Mary Doctor, KBR will collaborate with JLB Yaran to help recruit, connect and engage with First Nations peoples for multiple opportunities in locations across Australia. This will integrate JLB Yaran into KBR’s wider technical support network.
Rob Hawketts, Vice President of Government Solutions APAC said, “KBR is committed to the development and empowerment of First Nations companies, particularly in the Australian defence industry. I am proud to have signed this Memorandum of Understanding with JLB Yaran so that we can continue to grow our partnership and foster greater opportunities for Australian First Nations communities.”
JLB-Yaran is an Indigenous and veteran-owned professional service provider with a long history of supporting defence industry. The JLB-Yaran team has Australian defence experience, both in and out of uniform, further enhancing their ability to support the Australian Defence Force.
The signing of this MoU with JLB Yaran forms part of KBR Australia’s Reconciliation Action Plan (RAP), which the company has been implementing for more than two years. The KBR RAP provides a framework upon which KBR can realise its vision for reconciliation and provides practical steps to engage with and respect First Nations organisations and improve cultural understanding throughout KBR Australia.
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