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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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Community garden benefits public housing residents

Residents of public housing in Melbourne's South Yarra now have a community garden to grow their own vegetables thanks to a group of hardworking Work for the Dole participants.

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City Pathways combines wellness and employment

Melbourne City Football Club and MatchWorks launched their third employment program collaboration this week - City Pathways.
City Pathways assists people to gain a holistic approach to managing wellness and links this with their approach to finding work.

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Jess Trengove inspires guests at MatchWorks breakfast

More than 40 employers, community representatives and Employment Department officials enjoyed an inspiring talk from Olympic marathon runner Jess Trengove at a MatchWorks business breakfast in Adelaide.

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Youth employment programs kick off in Queensland

MatchWorks launched two youth employment programs in Queensland this week, aimed at helping young people build their confidence and skills ahead of gaining ongoing employment.

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Aspiring leaders share ideas at Eastern Hub

Aspiring leaders throughout Karingal participated in the Introducing Great Leadership Program at Eastern Hub yesterday.
The blended learning program was aimed at providing participants with an opportunity to further develop their leadership skills and gain a better understanding of their capabilities as leaders.

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MatchWorks disability employment sites deliver results

MatchWorks DES sites in Victoria and South Australia have received their performance results for the end June 2016 Star Rating period.

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Queensland MatchWorks staff round out awards season

MatchWorks finished its awards season with a celebration in Queensland last week.
Karingal CEO Mike McKinstry joined in the fun as Queensland MatchWorks teams enjoyed their 2016 Awards Evening.

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Multicultural activity benefits job seekers

A group of Bendigo Karen job seekers say they feel more prepared to find work after completing a Work for the Dole activity at the Gravel Hill community garden.

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South Australian teams recognise success

South Australian MatchWorks teams took their turn to celebrate at their annual awards evening last week.

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Upcoming Events

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Karingal Big Night Out Friday, 18 November, 2016 Save the dates for the 2016 Karingal Big Night Out, which has The Roaring Twenties as this year's theme.
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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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