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Employer impressed with MatchWorks’ employment advice

Goodie Food and Events in Melbourne has employed three MatchWorks job seekers since February 2017.

One job seeker is Nicole, who has gender dysphoria and identifies as a female. Nicole responded to a job advertisement for the company in January 2017.

“We were looking to cover a position in the kitchen that required a certain skill set that Nicole didn’t meet at the time. I was impressed with her interview nonetheless and as we were closing the interview she informed me of her association with MatchWorks Greensborough,” said Goodie Food and Events Director Jane Semple.

MatchWorks job seeker Nicole and Goodie Food and Events Director Jane Semple.

MatchWorks job seeker Nicole and Goodie Food and Events Director Jane Semple.

“I rang her employment consultant Tumay to inform him I had met Nicole for an interview and I was impressed, but I didn’t have the right position for her at that time. Within weeks the business had grown again and the perfect role came up for her. She started with us on February 24.”

Jane said MatchWorks has provided employment advice, wage subsidies and information on employer rights and responsibilities.

“With tightening visa restrictions and the ineffectiveness of advertising for some roles, MatchWorks has connected the business with the people we need for some positions. The extra support is highly effective for both parties.”