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MatchWorks Werribee hosts Australia’s Biggest Morning Tea

MatchWorks Werribee has assisted the Cancer Council Australia to raise valuable funds for vital research, prevention and support service programs by hosting Australia’s Biggest Morning Tea. More than 50 guests attended the Mad Hatter themed event today at the Werribee MatchWorks office dressed with their best colourful and quirky hats. Guests included Wyndham City Council… Read more »

MatchWorks job seeker James with Café Felice owner Ricky Sharda.

South Australian employer impressed with MatchWorks job seeker

MatchWorks Oaklands Park developed a relationship with Café Felice in the Westfield Marion Shopping Centre in January 2017. MatchWorks worked with Café Felice to create a “coffee runner” role for a job seeker with a disability, who would deliver coffee to offices in the Westfield Towers. This relationship led to employment for MatchWorks job seeker… Read more »

AGM leading cleaner Ben Vandervliet and St Laurence job seeker Shane.

Geelong cleaning company happy with St Laurence job seekers

AGM Cleaning is a commercial cleaning company that has been servicing the Geelong region for 24 years. St Laurence developed a strong relationship with the company in 2000, after AGM cleaning owner Martin Nolan approached St Laurence MyWORK searching for more employees. AGM Cleaning has employed more than 20 St Laurence job seekers with a… Read more »

Pictured: MatchWorks job seeker and Deadly Yakka participant Jordan.

Bendigo job seeker finds motivation to achieve employment goals

Bendigo job seeker Jordan came to MatchWorks in July 2015 lacking the motivation and confidence to find employment. He had no future goals, no driver’s licence, limited reading and writing skills and was experiencing anxiety, stress and lack of sleep. MatchWorks employment consultant Jane Hamilton earmarked Jordan for the Indigenous employment program Deadly Yakka. Jordan… Read more »

The Deadly Yakka launches in Warrnambool with a traditional Welcome to Country and Smoking Ceremony.

Indigenous employment program launches in Warrnambool

Local employment service provider MatchWorks launched the successful Deadly Yakka program in Warrnambool today for Indigenous job seekers in the region. The launch, held at the Warrnambool MatchWorks office, was attended by guest speaker Gunditjmara man Richard Frankland. Eastern Maar Citizens Uncle Rob Lowe and Brett Clarke conducted the traditional Welcome to Country and Smoking… Read more »

MatchWorks job seekers participating in classroom activities at Port Adelaide FC.

MatchWorks and Port Adelaide FC team up to empower youth

MatchWorks has partnered with Port Adelaide Football Club (PAFC) to deliver the Empowering Youth program to 17 job seekers aged 18-24. There are 14 DES and three jobactive job seekers from the Adelaide region taking part in the program which commenced in April 2017. “The program encourages participants to take responsibility for themselves and others by… Read more »

MatchWorks job seekers and employers speaking at the networking event.

MatchWorks hosts successful networking night

MatchWorks hosted a networking night in partnership with the Frankston Business Network, which involved local employers and jobactive and DES job seekers from the Peninsula region. More than 100 guests attended the networking night held at the City of Frankston Bowling Club on Wednesday May 10 and enjoyed gift packs, door prizes and catering from… Read more »

MatchWorks job seeker Emily and The Cellar Door head chef Eitan in the kitchen.

Ringwood restaurant hires superstar MatchWorks employees

A Ringwood restaurant has developed a relationship with MatchWorks and employed three job seekers with a disability in just under a year. The Cellar Door business manager Andy Emans said it has been a rewarding experience. “After meeting with and employing three MatchWorks job seekers, we really believed in the work that MatchWorks does and… Read more »

MatchWorks job seeker Sotirios with his employers.

Rosebud job seeker finds sense of purpose through employment

Rosebud job seeker Sotirios came to MatchWorks seeking an employment opportunity and a sense of purpose. Sotirios has a learning disability and was facing social isolation at the time of his initial appointment in May 2014. He was volunteering, but wanted to find paid employment. He attended appointments with MatchWorks Rosebud employment consultant Jo Thomas,… Read more »

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Epping job seeker reaches milestone in security career

Epping job seeker Susan sought assistance from MatchWorks two years ago to improve her life and better support her children financially. She registered with MatchWorks Epping in July 2015 as a single parent, while working in smallgoods with minimal hours. She wanted to increase her hours or look for other employment. “Susan was looking for… Read more »