Matchworks DES job seeker Mat (middle) with his employment consultants.

MatchWorks expands national Disability Employment Services delivery

Leading employment services organisation MatchWorks is set to become one of Australia’s largest providers of Disability Employment Services (DES) from July 2018, and will connect people to jobs from an additional 80 locations. Following a successful submission to the recent Federal Government DES open tender, MatchWorks will expand its current DES footprint to a total… Read more »

MatchWorks DES Director Colin Entwistle, job seeker Lyndell and MatchWorks Employment Consultant Mark MacDonald.

Salisbury job seeker turns voluntary work into paid employment

Job seeker Lyndell came to the MatchWorks Salisbury office as a referral from the Pooraka Farm Community Centre, where she was undertaking voluntary work. Lyndell wanted additional assistance to gain part-time paid employment after achieving great results through her voluntary work. She met with MatchWorks employment consultant Mark MacDonald to develop a plan. “Lyndell had… Read more »

MatchWorks assists Cheap as Chips with recruitment needs

Colac job seeker Bev came to MatchWorks (formerly the St Laurence division) in November 2015, following seven years of unemployment history as a principle carer parent. MatchWorks team member Christine Shurvell encouraged Bev to complete a Retail Taster Course, which covered RSA, Safe Food Handling and OH&S requirements in a supermarket environment. “Bev attended reluctantly… Read more »

(L-R) Filiz, Katerina and Carina.

Melton job seeker uses positive attitude to overcome obstacles to employment

Melton job seeker Katerina came to MatchWorks after sustaining an injury that left her unable to work as a qualified massage therapist. Katerina, who studied three years at university for her dream career, only has 90 per cent mobility in her injured shoulder. She thought her options seemed limited. However she was placed under the… Read more »

St Albans job seeker Zora.

St Albans job seeker feels proud in new employment

St Albans job seeker Zora commenced as a MatchWorks DES client in 2016 to address her barriers and find meaningful employment. Zora had lost her confidence, self-esteem and developed anxiety following a medical incident. She also had a fear of public transport and relied on her parents. During this time, Zora lost her motivation to… Read more »

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

South Australian employers supported in Spotless and MatchWorks’ Industry Participation Program

MatchWorks was appointed to administer the Spotless Group’s Industry Participation Program (IPP) in South Australia in June 2017, which has so far assisted more than 400 job seekers to enter, re-enter and/or upgrade their skills. The IPP was established by Spotless in July 2015 to support the re-training and employment pathways (inclusive of traineeships &… Read more »

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Plenty region stars in latest MatchWorks DES results

MatchWorks DES sites in Victoria and South Australia have received positive performance results for the end of the December 2017 Star Rating period, with the Plenty region being a standout performer. Eight MatchWorks DES sites received the maximum 5-star rating and 11 sites received a 4-star rating. All DMS Psychiatric Disability contract sites in the… Read more »

Pictured: MatchWorks job seekers Jake and Max with STC Director Bob O’Riley (middle).

Supermarket Trolley Collections holds long-standing relationship with MatchWorks

MatchWorks and Supermarket Trolley Collections (STC) established a relationship more than 12 years ago, which led to employment for nine job seekers who are still employed by the business. STC has been operating for more than 16 years and is contracted by Woolworths to collect trolleys for their Geelong stores. Their longest standing employee came… Read more »

Deadly Yakka participants with Uncle Bill Nicholson at the launch.

Indigenous employment program launches in Werribee

MatchWorks launched the successful Deadly Yakka program in Werribee today for Indigenous job seekers in the region. More than 40 people attended the launch held at Galvin Park, with Wurundjeri elder Uncle Bill Nicholson conducting a traditional Welcome to Country and Smoking Ceremony for guests. The initiative, specifically designed for Indigenous job seekers, focuses on… Read more »