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About Us

MatchWorks has a long and successful history as an employment services provider focused on improving and enriching the lives of individuals through pathways to ongoing sustainable employment and providing effective recruitment solutions for employers.

MatchWorks delivers jobactive Employment Services and Disability Employment Services contracts on behalf of the Federal Government Department of Employment and Department of Social Services.  MatchWorks has Work for the Dole Coordinators in Victoria and provides WorkcoverSA and Job Placement services in South Australia.

MatchWorks has been successfully assisting job seekers to gain and sustain employment opportunities since 1998 and operates from 68 sites across Victoria, South Australia and Queensland.

At MatchWorks we value building relationships, working together with a large selection of employers to provide employment opportunities in the local area. With over 15 years' experience MatchWorks has developed strong networks and long lasting relationships with many employers from small, medium and large organisations, across a broad range of industries, within many communities.

MatchWorks has an ever growing database of over 50,000 employers across Victoria, South Australia and Queensland and is a member of the National Workforce Network (NWFN), a seamless and professional recruitment service for large employers operating across multiple markets within Australia.

Our services are at no cost to employers and registered job seekers.

The continued success for MatchWorks is credited to its staff and management. MatchWorks is a division of Karingal, a community services organisation providing a range of services for people with a disability or mental illness, older Australians and those who are disadvantaged.

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Latest News

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Job seekers graduate from Bendigo’s Deadly Yakka

Ten Indigenous job seekers were congratulated this week for graduating from the MatchWorks Deadly Yakka program in Bendigo. The participants graduated from the four-week employment program on December 7, which covered goal setting and personal development, life skills for work, interview skills, presentation advice, workplace expectations and job search skills; while also addressing personal barriers.

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Job seekers help create new community garden

MatchWorks job seekers have helped create a community garden which exhibits traditional and contemporary bush food plants at the Melton Botanic Gardens. Job seekers worked alongside the Friends of the Melton Botanic Gardens (FMBG) over six months to create the Native Bush Foods Garden. They also revegetated the south bank of Ryans Creek with indigenous plants.

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Queensland Deadly Yakka motivates Indigenous Job Seekers

Indigenous job seekers in Queensland have recently completed a week-long MatchWorks Deadly Yakka program to assist them in finding employment. The 15 program participants were congratulated and presented with awards at a graduation ceremony held on Friday December 2 at Pine Rivers Golf Club, Kurwongbah.

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Karingal and St Laurence clients and carers soak up soccer experience

More than 90 Geelong region Karingal and St Laurence clients and carers celebrated International Day of People with a Disability with a trip to Melbourne City Football Club's clash against Brisbane Roar at Melbourne's AAMI Park on Saturday.

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Job seekers create new look North Shore Sports Club

Recent renovations to the North Shore Sports and Community Club were unveiled today as part of a Work for the Dole (WFD) Coordinator project. Job seekers were formally recognised for their six-month commitment to the project at a celebratory event held at the club. 

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Program provides holistic approach to finding employment

Fun soccer activities and nutritional sessions have been built into a specially-designed program to assist job seekers to find employment. The City Pathways program - which started on October 12 - is a Melbourne City Football Club (MCFC) and MatchWorks initiative that encourages job seekers to link wellness with finding employment.

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Special announcement: Karingal expands employment services by acquiring ESH Group

Karingal's newly appointed Board Chair Dr Irene Irvine, today announced the acquisition of Employment Services Holdings (ESH) Group, following successful negotiations and the completion of an extensive due diligence process.

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Karingal St Laurence transition moves forward

Since the announcement of the merger of Karingal and St Laurence in August this year, both organisations have been working together on transitioning across to a single organisation - Karingal St Laurence (KSL).

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Deadly Yakka training returns to Bendigo

MatchWorks has again launched its successful Deadly Yakka program in Bendigo for Indigenous job seekers from the region.

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Upcoming Events

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Hundred Hole Hike 2017 Friday, 20 January, 2017, 5:00 AM The Hundred Hole Hike is on! Walk 100 holes of golf in a day to raise money for Acquired Brain Injury (ABI) or join us for an evening of music at Music to a Tee.
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2017 Geelong Awards for People with a Disability Tuesday, 7 February, 2017 Nominations are now open for the 2017 Geelong Awards for People with a Disability. Proudly brought to you by Karingal St Laurence and the City of Greater Geelong, the awards celebrate the amazing contribution people with a disability make to our city. Submit nominations to recognise some incredible achievements and help promote a fully inclusive community.
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2017 VaLiD Having a Say conference Wednesday, 8 February, 2017 The 2017 Having a Say Conference will run from February 8 - 10 at Deakin University Waterfront Campus, Geelong. The focus will be on the Six Powers of Strong Self Advocacy.
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