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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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Geelong job seeker regains confidence after finding work

MatchWorks job seeker Lenny Peters was 15 years old when he became a paraplegic after losing his balance and falling 30 metres down a cliff-face at the beachside town of Barwon Heads. Now 49, Lenny has started a new job at Serco in Melbourne after he struggled to find work in Geelong when his previous employer in Warrnambool ceased business.

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Building community inclusion

Five Karingal clients have seized the opportunity to soak up new experiences as part of the Community Inclusion Initiative.

The National Disability Services project was commissioned by the National Disability Insurance Agency. It saw five Karingal clients and their families step outside the square and try something new. By doing so, they co-designed innovative ways to build community inclusion.

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A growing partnership: Karingal Foundation joins another M~M journey

The Karingal Foundation has again combined with Mountain to Mouth: Geelong's Extreme Arts Walk in a partnership that will have invaluable ongoing benefits for the community.

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From the CEO: an opportunity to be stronger together

Karingal and St Laurence are undergoing due diligence following the announcement of a potential merger of the two organisations.

Announced on March 10, the merger presents an opportunity for Karingal and St Laurence to strengthen disability services.

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Queensland MatchWorks team connects employers and job seekers

Queensland employers and job seekers have enjoyed a valuable labour market information sharing and networking session at the first 'Brekkie into Jobs' breakfast.

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MatchWorks supports Footscray community hub

Yarra Community Housing officially launched its new Participation Hub in Barkly Street, Footscray yesterday with MatchWorks one of the community organisations offering its services for the unique space.

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VT Group impressed with MatchWorks job seekers

VT Group Australia Director Heath Peatling says his company's relationship with MatchWorks has been beneficial for not only his business, but also the job seekers who often have to overcome personal barriers to ensure their ongoing success at work.

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MatchWorks and Reclink combine for activity

Geelong MatchWorks Work for the Dole coordinators partnered with Reclink Australia to deliver a multi-faceted beautification WFD project at the Corio-Norlane Uniting Church.

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Eastern Hub Geelong at the heart of the community

Eastern Hub Geelong offers a community space like no other in the Geelong region where people of all abilities and ages can come together.

A Karingal initiative, the $6.5 million centre was opened on April 21 by Member for Geelong Christine Couzens and Karingal chair Rodney Payne in front of more than 150 guests.

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