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Empowering YOUth participant Levi in his Coles uniform.

YOUth Community program empowers Levi to make new friends and gain employment

Levi started in the MatchWorks YOUth Community program last year with the ultimate goal of making new friends. But the 18-year-old has gained so much more than that through the specialised program, which is part of the Australian Government’s Empowering YOUth initiative. When he finished schooling at 17, Levi found it difficult to transition into… Read more »

Corio job seeker Anas and EMU Australia factory manager Steve Maul.

MatchWorks supports job seeker’s return to shoe making

MatchWorks job seeker Anas moved to Australia with limited English skills in 2016 from Syria, where he worked as a qualified shoe maker for 20 years. Anas was having difficulty finding work due to his language barriers, so he established a relationship with MatchWorks Corio in June 2016. Employment consultant Mimi Wong assisted Anas to… Read more »

MatchWorks job seekers who participated in the Department of Premier and Cabinet Work Experience program.

St Albans job seeker takes on Department of Premier and Cabinet finance position

St Albans job seeker Richard first came to MatchWorks seeking an opportunity to improve his skills and find employment. Richard, 31, had little work history, anxiety and was diagnosed with an intellectual disability from a young age. Employment consultant Eddy Camilleri referred Richard to complete a course in accounting and finance. He was also earmarked for… Read more »

Travis at Snap Fitness.

Nundah job seeker loses 50 kilograms and turns life around

When Nundah job seeker Travis came to MatchWorks, he was long-term unemployed, depressed, had no sense of purpose and required additional services to help him identify employment goals and vocational direction. He was struggling with confidence due to his weight. But that has all changed with help from the MatchWorks team. Employment consultant Amanda Carmody… Read more »

Gillian pictured with PR Rags owner Ray.

YOUth Community program pays off for Strathpine job seeker  

A young Strathpine job seeker has excelled in an internship opportunity and started her new career journey with support from MatchWorks. Gillian, 20, was referred to the YOUth Community program by her employment consultant Stacey Elks to improve her skills and confidence levels. YOUth Community is being delivered by MatchWorks over the next two years… Read more »

The Enviro House project team at Eastbourne Primary School.

Work for the Dole environmental house to benefit Rosebud students

An environment-friendly cubby house constructed by Envision Employment Services and a team of Work for the Dole participants was officially handed over to staff, students and parents of the Eastbourne Primary School in Rosebud today. The Enviro House project was funded by MatchWorks through the Federal Department of Employment’s Work for the Dole programme and… Read more »

Five Stars

MatchWorks Disability Employment Services sites receive pleasing results

MatchWorks DES sites in Victoria and South Australia have received positive performance results for the end of the September 2017 Star Rating period. Some highlights include the Elizabeth and Morphett Vale sites in South Australia receiving the maximum 5-star rating and Torquay’s Employment Support Service (ESS) and Disability Management Service (DMS) programs achieving five and… Read more »

Aboriginal elders Uncle Greg Simms and Uncle Wes Marne with MP Prue Carr at the Deadly Yakka St Marys launch.

Indigenous employment program launches in St Marys

Employment Services Group (ESG), with support from MatchWorks, launched the successful Deadly Yakka program in St Marys today for Indigenous job seekers in the region. Aboriginal Elders Uncle Greg Simms and Uncle Wes Marne conducted a traditional Welcome to Country and Smoking Ceremony at the launch held at the ESG St Marys office. The initiative,… Read more »

Left to Right: Shaun (MatchWorks Candidate), Belinda. (MatchWorks Candidate), Carly (MatchWorks Candidate), Claire Wittwer-Smith (Director, My Plan Manager), Ted Ditching (MatchWorks team member).

MatchWorks DES clients support people with a disability

The largest plan management provider under the NDIS in Australia has employed three MatchWorks job seekers with a disability. My Plan Manager’s director Claire Wittwer-Smith opened the doors to a new office in Adelaide just over 12 months ago, which has over 15 staff members and assists over 1200 individuals with a disability manage their… Read more »