NESA recognises Chris’s work to boost Indigenous employment

MatchWorks Indigenous Liaison Officer Chris Delamont has been recognised for his inspiring work to boost Indigenous employment across Australia. Chris is a finalist in the Indigenous Employment category at next week’s National Employment Services Association (NESA) Awards, with the category recognising outstanding contributions from individuals and teams delivering employment outcomes for Indigenous Australians. “As a… Read more »

Taylor discovering her potential in nurturing others

A need to find casual work in a supportive environment led Taylor Ellul to MatchWorks Melton in July 2018. Born with cerebral palsy that limits her range of movement in one hand, and wearing hearing aids, Taylor had been left feeling unwelcome at a previous job interview. Yet, the resilient jobseeker remained determined to find… Read more »

Zach overcomes long term unemployment to set positive example

Adelaide job seeker Zach was struggling to financially support his young family after being unemployed for several years. Then Zach turned to MatchWorks for support and his life changed for the better. With support from his local MatchWorks, Zach promptly found part-time work as a trade assistant and store person with Spotless subcontractor, TCM Building… Read more »

MatchWorks, Envision Employment Services and MAX Solutions team members with the Peninsula Sandtrap mini golf course.

Frankston job seekers create mini golf course for local youth

MatchWorks Work for the Dole (WfD) job seekers have assisted in the design and creation of a transportable 9-hole mini golf course for the Frankston City Council North Hangout. The golf course, named Peninsula Sandtrap, was unveiled yesterday at a celebratory event at Frankston North Community Centre. Guests enjoyed a game of mini golf and wood… Read more »

Ringwood restaurant showcases disability employment

A Ringwood restaurant has teamed with MatchWorks to host an evening of disability employment promotion, which has been described as a “raging success”. A group of eight MatchWorks Disability Employment Services  clients participated in the evening at The Cellar Door last week. They worked in both front-of-house and kitchen roles to serve more than 40… Read more »

Geelong job seeker overcomes difficulties to teach others

Mental health had affected job seeker Gayle’s ability to stay in her employment as a nurse and midwife – an industry that she had worked in for 30 years. Gayle experienced several family tragedies that caused severe depression and an inability to perform her normal caring duties. As a result she faced unemployment for more… Read more »

MatchWorks job seekers build and donate community train

MatchWorks Work for the Dole (WfD) job seekers and supervisors unveiled and donated their Tom the Train project at a celebratory event in Seaford. Twenty Work for the Dole participants worked on the six-month project at Envision Employment Services by stripping down an old car, restoring the engine, brakes and gear box and building a… Read more »

Program assists MatchWorks job seeker to improve his life

Jason is one of 18 job seekers who entered the City Pathways program looking to find employment and improve his life. The program is an initiative between Melbourne City Football Club and MatchWorks, which encourages job seekers to link wellness with finding employment. Participants engaged in a weekly low-key activity to ease them into the… Read more »

Job seekers Liz and Leanne with Graeme and Matthew at the GrainCorp West Footscray site.

Two MatchWorks job seekers thrive in the same workplace

MatchWorks Werribee has assisted two job seekers to find suitable employment at GrainCorp in West Footscray. The job seekers are employed under the Government’s Supported Wage System, which encourages employers to hire more people with disabilities. GrainCorp West Footscray Training Manager, Graeme Chuchward, has made a concerted effort to place people with physical or intellectual… Read more »