First job brings confidence – Jessica’s story

Posted July 22, 2021

After an uncertain start, Jessica has thrived in the Youth Jobs PaTH Employability Training program and secured her first job working at McDonalds.   The young Warrnambool job seeker didn’t know what career path she wanted to pursue after finishing school a few years ago. “Before I started this journey, I was lacking direction and felt…

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Important updates for SA, VIC and NSW clients

Posted July 20, 2021

Read the latest updates in regions currently affected by COVID-19 lockdowns and how we can continue to support you during this time.   South Australia Following the seven day lockdown announced by the South Australian Government today, all South Australian sites will move to remote servicing from Wednesday 21 July through to Tuesday 27 July inclusive….

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Zen garden to boost youth wellbeing

Posted July 19, 2021

Youth homelessness and mental health issues often go hand-in-hand. People with mental illness are more at risk of homelessness. Yet, the stress that comes with rough sleeping can also negatively impact mental health and wellbeing.   One organisation creating a safe haven for homeless youth is The Lodge Youth Support Service in Brisbane. Their mission…

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A helping hand for the homeless

Posted July 16, 2021

Many job seekers are part of the 8200 Australians sleeping rough every night. That’s why we’re supporting key organisations that deliver much needed respite to homeless people through our MatchWorks in the Community grant program.   Homeless people face numerous challenges when it comes to finding and keeping a job. The stigma associated with being homeless…

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Important update for VIC and NSW clients

Posted July 15, 2021

Read the latest updates in regions currently affected by COVID-19 lockdowns and how we can continue to support you during this time.   Victoria Following the snap five lockdown announced by the Victorian Government on Thursday 15 July, all Victorian sites will move to remote servicing from Friday 16 July. This means our services will…

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“I feel like I have a purpose now.” Anneliese’s story.

Posted July 14, 2021

Young job seeker Anneliese has overcome mental and physical health issues to land a Business Administration Traineeship with a plumbing company. Diagnosed with an autoimmune disease as a teenager, Anneliese struggled with her health. She also developed social anxiety, which led to depression. “I didn’t want to go out because I didn’t feel well, so…

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A different approach pays off – Elise’s story.

Posted July 13, 2021

Stepping out of her comfort zone has paid off for Elise Russell. She recently celebrated two years in her role with Membranes Australia after attending The Atherstone Exchange Employer Expo. Despite having retail experience and a Certificate III in Childcare, Elise was struggling when she first met with the team at MatchWorks Melton. “I was…

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“I feel understood.” Shawn’s story.

Posted July 12, 2021

Youth job seeker Shawn has landed his first job, joining the team at The Sewing Basket on the New South Wales Central Coast. Living with Autism, Shawn had been trying to find a job for months. “I even had my Mum helping me, but I just couldn’t get work,” Shawn said. Things changed for Shawn…

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COVID update for NSW job seekers

Posted July 9, 2021

Following the restrictions changes announced on Wednesday 7th July, we encourage job seekers in NSW to reach out to your local office for assistance as needed, including mental health support. We’re here to assist you through this challenging time and continue to offer our services online and via the phone. If a face-to-face appointment is…

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MatchWorks provides flood relief to junior rugby club


The recent floods in the Hawkesbury-Nepean River region of western Sydney were the worst experienced in 30 years. Flooding peaked at a staggering 12.9 metres and many houses were underwater. The impact on the community was devastating. With MatchWorks team members directly affected, our local team was compelled to make a positive contribution to a…

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