A love of the land leads Margaret to brighter future

  Meet Margaret, a remarkable Indigenous woman who has shown incredible strength and spirit in her journey to overcome long-term unemployment. Margaret hadn’t worked for 17 years when she came to MatchWorks. She was living with depression and a strong bond to her three children were big hurdles for the Bendigo job seeker to manage…. Read more »

South Australian employer providing a Swell opportunity

The decision for Swell Brewing Co. to partner with MatchWorks was simple. The South Australian brewery wanted to open its doors to provide a positive and professional environment for someone looking to develop workplace skills. With the help of the MatchWorks team, Disability Employment Services job seeker Sam was given two weeks of work experience… Read more »

Robyn thriving in full-time job

When Robyn Deane approached MatchWorks Melton in 2017 she was low in confidence following a negative experience at a previous workplace. The prospect of finding another job was daunting, but with the encouragement and support of the MatchWorks team, Robyn became job-ready and found employment at Pickles Auctions last year. Since working at Pickles Auctions,… Read more »

Briannah with her employer, Kylie Burford from Spiders Boxing Club.

Briannah finds new hope and purpose with the right job

Brisbane job seeker Briannah Cleghorn came to MatchWorks with multiple barriers to employment. Living with depression and anxiety, the 20-year-old was low in confidence and struggled to leave home most days. Briannah then tapped into support services to aid her recovery. She also reached out to her local MatchWorks to connect her with the right… Read more »

Indigenous employment program launches in Ballarat

MatchWorks launched the highly successful Deadly Yakka program in Ballarat yesterday to help ten young Indigenous job seekers from the region find the right job. It was a great honour to have proud Wadawurrung woman, Macaylah Johnson conduct a traditional Welcome to Country and Smoking Ceremony at the launch held at Ballarat Community Health. MatchWorks… Read more »

Transgender advocate, Michelle Sheppard with MatchWorks consultant, Wolfgang Web

Empowering transgender job seekers into the workforce

MatchWorks has teamed up with Fitted for Work to develop tailored employment support for transgender job seekers in Western Melbourne. Transgender people face many barriers to employment. Low confidence and recognition of prior employment or qualifications due to name or gender changes are some of the challenges faced. The small-group sessions chaired by advocate and… Read more »

Employment Services Group (ESG) and MatchWorks merge

genU is pleased to announce our employment services divisions MatchWorks and Employment Services Group (ESG) will merge to our parent company Karingal St Laurence Ltd. From Monday 15 April, ESG will become known as MatchWorks in 55 sites across NSW, ACT, WA and Victoria. Executive General Manager, Renae Lowry said MatchWorks was well positioned to… Read more »

Stephen’s life transformed with new job

When Sunshine job seeker Stephen came to MatchWorks, he was long-term unemployed, had severe anxiety and lacked purpose in his life. His confidence was also very low after being bullied in his last workplace. Once he was connected to our team at Sunshine, this all changed. Employment consultant Wolfgang Web saw potential in Stephen and… Read more »

St Albans job seeker overcomes challenges to find long-term role

Keshlin Vyas is a shining example of a positive, resilient woman determined to work. Diagnosed with Lupus as a child, Keshlin lives with ongoing joint pain and fatigue. Managing the symptoms on a daily basis is not easy. Yet the former St Albans job seeker was determined not to let the physical and emotional challenges… Read more »

Lalita

Lalita finds inspiring work in community-centric cafe

Mature age job seeker Lalita Appiah came to MatchWorks with multiple barriers to employment. A chronic back issue had reduced the Melbourne job seekers quality of life and it was difficult to find suitable work. Lalita’s confidence had been significantly impacted after eighteen months unemployment and limited English skills created another barrier to her finding… Read more »