Pictured: MatchWorks DES clients with The Cellar Door head chef Eitan (bottom right) and Matt Petrucci (top right).

Ringwood restaurant hosts second disability awareness dinner

Ringwood restaurant The Cellar Door and MatchWorks collaborated to host a second Disability Awareness Promotion Dinner last night. A group of eight MatchWorks Disability Employment Services (DES) clients participated in the evening, working in front-of-house, bar and kitchen roles to serve more than 50 guests. Guests included a mix of community-based organisations, potential employers and… Read more »

(L-R) MatchWorks team member Rod McInnes, Fire Safe Services Business Owner Renae Dimitriadis and MatchWorks job seeker Antony.

Long-standing business relationship helps job seeker beat unemployment

Fire Safe Services is a South Australian owned and operated company, which is contracted by Spotless – a leading provider of integrated facilities services in Australia and New Zealand. Fire Safe Services, Spotless and MatchWorks recently met to discuss how MatchWorks can assist Spotless with the 300-plus contractors they engage with in South Australia and… Read more »

MatchWorks job seeker Stephen (right) with his employer Bob.

Sunshine job seeker’s initiative leads to employment

Sunshine job seeker Stephen came to MatchWorks in March 2017 wanting to turn his life around and gain employment following various hurdles. The Indigenous job seeker told his employment consultant Karen Mackintosh that he had limited reading and writing skills, transport issues and various mental health and medical concerns. “Stephen stated he is always put… Read more »

Participants gather for the Smoking Ceremony at the Deadly Yakka launch in Kwinana, WA.

Indigenous employment program launches in Kwinana

Employment Services Group (ESG), with support from MatchWorks, launched the successful Deadly Yakka program in Kwinana today for Indigenous job seekers in the region. Aboriginal elders Charles Kickett and Lindsay Calyun conducted a traditional Welcome to Country and Smoking Ceremony at the launch, which was held at Zone Youth Space. The two-week course has delivered successful… Read more »

Transtate Tyre and Suspension Services Owner Adrian Heffernan and ESG job seeker & PaTH intern Kieran.

ACT employer helps job seeker on internship PaTH

Transtate Tyre and Suspension Services developed a relationship with Employment Services Group (ESG) in June 2017 and employed a job seeker through the Australian Government’s PaTH Internships program. Transtate owner Adrian Heffernan was introduced to ESG Braddon team member Erin Loudon by a mutual friend who spoke very highly of the employment service. “I wasn’t… Read more »

MatchWorks job seeker Paul and BP Calder team member Tara.

Melton job seeker finds independence through employment

Melton job seeker Paul came to MatchWorks in 2014 as a voluntary client seeking independence through employment. MatchWorks Employment Consultant Carina Ferrer said Paul has an intellectual disability, but he has never let that hold him back from being independent and holds a driver’s and forklift licence. “Paul has been placed in employment twice since… Read more »

Five Stars

MatchWorks Disability Employment Services sites receive promising results

MatchWorks DES sites in Victoria and South Australia have received their performance results for the end of the June 2017 Star Rating period. Some highlights include the Elizabeth (SA) site receiving the maximum 5-star rating and Torquay’s Employment Support Service and Disability Management Service programs achieving five and four star ratings respectively. Noarlunga (SA), Morphett… Read more »

Five Stars

MatchWorks jobactive sites continue to achieve five star results

MatchWorks jobactive sites in Victoria, South Australia and Queensland have received their performance results for the end of the June 2017 Star Rating period. Twenty-eight MatchWorks sites received a maximum overall five star rating across the following employment regions: South Eastern Melbourne and Peninsula, Western Melbourne, North Eastern Melbourne, Barwon, Bendigo and Adelaide South. Eleven MatchWorks sites… Read more »

MatchWorks job seeker Jack (middle) with PAFC players Travis Boak (Captain) and Matthew Broadbent.

Young job seekers graduate from Empowering Youth program

Young job seekers aged 18-24 graduated from the Empowering Youth program at a special ceremony in Adelaide on Tuesday evening. The Empowering Youth program began in April and was delivered by the Port Adelaide Football Club in partnership with MatchWorks over several months. The weekly-program involved a mix of class work, physical activity and excursions,… Read more »

Silly Yak Foods Managing Director Bryn Pears.

Not so Silly approach pays dividends for employer and job seekers

Silly Yak Foods in Coburg North has employed more than 20 MatchWorks job seekers during a relationship that has spanned four years. Managing Director Bryn Pears said MatchWorks has provided effective pre-screening of potential candidates, wage subsidies and post-placement support. “Our Employer Solutions Consultant Joseph understood I was looking for a long-term relationship with an… Read more »