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JB Medical Equipment Director Jean Pierre and ESG job seeker Elvin,

Supportive employer helps Iranian job seeker realise employment goals

ESG has sustained a great relationship with JB Medical Equipment in Prestons, New South Wales, since May 2016. This relationship has resulted in the recruitment of eight ESG job seekers, some of which have mental health and disability barriers. ESG job seeker Elvin (pictured) was a new arrival from Iran, with limited work experience and… Read more »

Youth community will include gamifications and rewards through a specialised phone app.

MatchWorks assisting young people into work

MatchWorks will provide assistance to young people to overcome barriers to unemployment through a new Australian Government initiative. The Empowering YOUth Initiative seeks to empower young people who are disengaged from the workforce or school and who face complex issues that affect their future. MatchWorks will deliver the initiative through the Youth Community model across… Read more »

Local Tharawal man Josh Bell conducted the traditional Welcome to Country at the Deadly Yakka in Campbelltown.

Indigenous employment program heads to Campbelltown

Employment Services Group (ESG), with support from MatchWorks, launched the successful Deadly Yakka program in Campbelltown yesterday for Indigenous job seekers in the region. Local Tharawal man Josh Bell performed the traditional Welcome to Country, Smoking Ceremony and three dance performances at the launch on Monday June 19. The initiative, specifically designed for Indigenous job… Read more »

MatchWorks job seeker Chris and children at the Bellarine Kids Early Learning Centre.

MatchWorks job seeker beats odds to gain employment

Geelong job seeker Gavin came to MatchWorks six years ago following a tragic accident that resulted in a broken back. He was only given a 50/50 chance of walking again after surgery. MatchWorks East Geelong Business Development Consultant Chris Delamont said when Gavin came to MatchWorks in 2011 he was determined to work, but had limited… Read more »

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

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… Read more »

Indigenous Employment & Careers Expo at Crown Promenade.

MatchWorks sponsors Indigenous Careers Expo

  MatchWorks recently sponsored the Indigenous Employment & Careers Expo, hosted by the Victorian Indigenous Programs Network. The expo, held at the Crown Promenade on June 3, was an opportunity for job seekers to connect with local employment services, community organisations and employers to discuss their options. The networking event involved 26 employers/community organisations and… Read more »

Elevate program participants at Mount Druitt.

ESG job seekers elevate their employment skills

Employment Services Group (ESG) job seekers in New South Wales and Western Australia are taking part in a new employment program, which has a focus on mental health. The Elevate program is designed to help job seekers gain employment, while assisting them to build a healthy lifestyle. It incorporates strategies including mindfulness, gentle exercise and… Read more »

Warrnambool job seeker Brooke and Reunion Café and Bar co-owner Lisa Crawford.

Job seeker fulfilling dream at Warrnambool restaurant   

MatchWorks Warrnambool contacted Reunion Café and Bar owners Lisa Crawford and Fazool Peerbuccus in January 2017 to discuss employment services. As a result MatchWorks job seeker Brooke, who has permanent partial hearing loss, was employed in February as a kitchen hand/dessert maker. Co-owner Lisa Crawford said the relationship with MatchWorks has been beneficial for their… Read more »

Cats Match participants with Geelong Cats player Jed Bews.

Young Geelong job seekers graduate from Cats Match program

Twenty-three young Geelong job seekers officially graduated from a special employment program today, which was delivered by MatchWorks and Geelong Cats. The Cats Match program encouraged participants to improve their physical and mental health and wellbeing and to learn employability related skills. Participants have been assisted throughout the 10-week program with resumes and applications, interview… Read more »

MatchWorks job seeker Debra at the MacthWorks St Albans office.

MatchWorks job seeker placed in employment after two decades

St Albans job seeker Debra came to MatchWorks wanting to enter the workforce after being unemployed for 22 years. Debra, 58, had an outdated work history and no qualifications/training when she came to MatchWorks St Albans in February 2016 due to being a long-term carer for family members. She also disclosed she had a heart… Read more »