Collaboration with The Glen creates new futures post-rehabilitation

Posted May 6, 2021

Congratulations to former job seekers, Boorbi and Dane who have both secured new jobs after completing the 12-week rehabilitation program at The Glen. Boorbi was eager to start work as soon as possible after completing the program. Working closely with Lake Haven Employment Consultant, Nick Jones, the Indigenous job seeker showed a strong work ethic…

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Giving back to our community – Mary Mac’s Place

Posted April 29, 2021

Today, MatchWorks is proud to launch a new community program to assist in the economic and social recovery of the communities we work within. 2020 was an incredibly challenging year for Australians – it was a year we faced bushfires, floods and of course, a global pandemic that changed the way we lived our lives….

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The chance for a good life – Ingy’s story

Posted April 22, 2021

Ingy has found purpose in her life after leaving an abusive marriage and pursuing a career as a Personal Carer. The former job seeker was looking forward to life in Melbourne after marrying in Egypt. Instead, she found herself a victim of domestic violence. She was alone, with no family or friends and living in…

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“I’ve found a great job that I’m good at!” – Yvonne’s story

Posted April 20, 2021

After dedicating 12 years to caring full-time for her children, Yvonne has started her first job as a relief childcare educator at Aldinga Community Care Centre. The former Noarlunga job seeker was determined to return to work when she first met Job Coaches, Te’Anu Taki taki and Emily Markham. The first step was finding out…

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“I wouldn’t be here today if I didn’t ask for help.” Thomas’ story

Posted April 14, 2021

Thomas has overcome years of mental and physical health issues to find a life-changing job with Domestic Bliss. The mature-age job seeker was an aged care nurse until health issues overwhelmed him. Then he lost everything including his marriage, his home and his car. The lowest point came when Thomas found himself suicidal and living…

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A better life – Sonja’s story

Posted April 12, 2021

Sonja has overcome domestic violence to create a happy, safe and independent life for her family. She recently secured a job as a Relief Child Care Educator. The Melbourne job seeker came to MatchWorks not long after leaving her abusive marriage. “Sonja began meeting with me regularly, but also with our on-site Health and Wellbeing…

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Update for job seekers impacted by QLD lockdown and NSW floods

Posted March 31, 2021

Advice for job seekers in Greater Brisbane, Queensland Following the announcement of the Queensland 3-day lockdown, all MatchWorks offices in Brisbane will be closed from 5pm Monday 29 March and re-open on Wednesday 7 April. People in affected areas do not need to attend face-to-face appointments during lockdown. We will continue to provide remote servicing…

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“They changed my life.” Farzaneh’s story

Posted March 26, 2021

Landing a new job at IKEA has made a world of difference for Farzaneh. The former teacher arrived from Iran with years of experience. Yet, even with reskilling and a strong commitment to work, Farzaneh found it difficult to secure employment. Now, with the right support, the Brisbane job seeker has found hope, happiness and…

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Finding the confidence to face the world

Posted March 19, 2021

Dane’s story is a great example of how a personalised approach can help change a life. The young Brisbane job seeker was experiencing major social anxiety when he first came to MatchWorks in 2018. Yet, with patience and understanding from his employment team, Dane has found happiness and ongoing work at Coles. Feeling isolated and…

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Mutual obligations update for job seekers

Posted March 3, 2021

The Australian Government has announced changes to mutual obligation* requirements for job seekers including jobactive and Disability Employment Services clients. From Tuesday 9 March 2021, face-to-face servicing will recommence subject to local health advice, and state and territory COVID-19 requirements. In addition, the minimum number of job searches for job seekers will rise to 15…

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