Anthony’s determination to walk, work and live well

Posted June 7, 2024

In 2021, Anthony’s left leg was amputated below the knee after life-threatening complications from a small injury. Like Anthony, the team at MatchWorks would not give up on finding employment for the determined 58-year-old.

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Simon’s people skills soar in Kmart job

Posted April 24, 2024

Simon’s unwavering commitment to personal and professional development has paid off, earning him a job at Kmart and the admiration of his co-workers. Since starting in 2019, he’s noticed an increase in his confidence and communication skills.

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Tiahnee poses for camera in a blue t-shirt and white cap, standing in the centre between Holly from the MatchWorks Disability Employment Services team and her MatchWorks Employment Consultant Morgan standing to the right of picture.

Passion pays off for new ‘Boostie’ Tiahnee

Posted February 1, 2024

A new job with Boost Juice is an achievement to celebrate for 23-year-old Tiahnee, who lives with Cerebral Palsy. The Oaklands Park resident is proud to officially become a ‘Boostie’, recently starting work with a brand and organisation she has admired for many years.

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“My life has changed 100 percent” – Walid’s story

Posted November 20, 2023

Melbourne job seeker Walid was having trouble finding work and lacked confidence and motivation.
Through MatchWorks he has now found stability and a new life.

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Daniel is set-up for success in his own business

Posted July 26, 2023

Daniel is proof that even the biggest challenges can be overcome. The Adelaide born business owner grew up with a father who lived with schizophrenia. When his parents eventually divorced, trauma caused the then 15 year old into a downward spiral. “All throughout my upbringing, I had no strong father figure,” Daniel said. “Dad stopped…

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Tyler loving job with Coles 6 years later

Posted July 18, 2023

MatchWorks Corio and Coles Lara worked closely together to make Tyler’s dream job a reality. Six years later Tyler reports that he’s still loving his job. “I’ve worked at Coles for 6 years. The thing I like the best, the most, it’s the cash registers. I like working with the customers, they’re kind,” said Retail…

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Kate in front of MatchWorks office smiling.

Breaking the poverty cycle – Kate’s story as a refugee

Posted June 20, 2023

Kate Ngo was only two years old when her family fled from Vietnam and spent 3 frightening days at sea in search of a better life. It took years of hard work for her family to find a safe place to call home and break the poverty cycle. Fast-forward to today and the former refugee…

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Players in wheelchairs on basketball court reach and compete for ball in AFL Wheelchair Championships

MatchWorks partners with Disability Sports Australia

Posted June 8, 2023

We are delighted to announce a new partnership with Disability Sports Australia, the leading national sports organisation promoting active lives and community inclusion. The innovative collaboration highlights our shared purpose to enhance the lives of people with disability and will focus on opening up employment opportunities in the sports and recreation sector. “Sport brings people…

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Connecting with inclusive employer the breakthrough Mdad needed

Posted April 20, 2023

Finding an inclusive employer who values Mdad’s skills and experience has given the former job seeker the opportunity he deserves.  The Bangladesh-born father-of-one is highly valued for his calm and professional approach with customers, and the warmth and positivity he brings to his team. But in 2021, he was out of work despite having an…

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Anthony finds new career with purpose after injury

Posted March 30, 2023

Mandurah-resident Anthony forged a new career as a Trainer and Assessor in response to a life-changing injury.  Two years ago, Anthony was unable to work after a debilitating back injury and was questioning how he would be able to support his family. He had spent more than fifteen years working in the civil construction industry…

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