From homeless to happy – A new future for Ibrahim

Posted February 19, 2021

For many job seekers, the task of finding work can be stressful. Yet 20-year-old Ibrahim had additional barriers to overcome before he could take a step in the right direction. Now, with dedicated support from the right people, the former job seeker is creating a new future and following his dream to study law. “Before…

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Latest COVID Update

Posted February 17, 2021

Victoria’s lockdown will be lifted this evening, Wednesday the 17 February at 11.59pm. This means our Victorian offices will re-open on Monday 22 February at 9am as planned. In the meantime, while our offices remain closed, our teams are available via phone or online for all clients. Once our offices reopen, face-to-face appointments will only…

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COVID Update in Victoria

Posted February 13, 2021

Following the announcement of the Victorian 5-day lockdown by Victorian Premier Daniel Andrews on 12 February 2021, all MatchWorks offices in Victoria will be closed from Monday 15 February and re-open on Monday 22nd February. We will continue to provide remote servicing (including health and wellbeing support) for all clients from 9:00am Monday 15 February…

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Share your experiences about safety and wellbeing

Posted February 9, 2021

MatchWorks, and our parent company genU, invites people with disability, their families and carers to share their safety and wellbeing experiences. The Disability Royal Commission is seeking views on how the safety and wellbeing of people with disability is supported while still ensuring they have choice and control in their lives. MatchWorks and genU are…

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Innovative engineering program creates new future for Nay Thar

Posted January 21, 2021

A new engineering program tailored to young refugees in Bendigo is changing the lives of graduates. Recent graduate Nay Thar knew he wanted to work in the engineering field when he joined the Bendigo TAFE program. The 37-year-old refugee from Thailand had previously studied welding, so studying a Certificate II in Engineering was the ideal…

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Wishing you a safe and happy end to 2020

Posted December 18, 2020

In a challenging year, we thank you for supporting MatchWorks and helping us to change lives through employment. We wish you all the best for a prosperous 2021. MatchWorks offices will close at 2pm local time on Thursday 24 December 2020 and reopen on Monday 4 January 2021. If you or someone you know needs…

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Working Lives and Client Voices Discussion Papers Released

Posted December 15, 2020

Our parent company, genU recently released the Working Lives Discussion Paper and Client Family Voices Discussion Paper in response to the Royal Commission into Violence, Abuse, Neglect and Exploitation of People with Disability and its aim to better understand the experiences of people with disability in a range of employment settings. genU is committed to…

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“I am more than happy!” Rose’s story

Posted December 9, 2020

Rose loved working, however caring responsibilities and limited education and English made it difficult to find the right job. In her words, hear how Rose found the job opportunity that is enabling her to start saving for retirement. Rose’s life in Africa “I was born in Sudan and have no memory of my mother. My…

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Finding a better life in a year like no other – Allan’s story

Posted December 3, 2020

Allan is a shining example of resilience and determination. He lives with an intellectual and physical disability and always wanted to work. Yet finding the right employer proved to be a challenge. Now, with the help of MatchWorks’ Central Coast team, the New South Wales job seeker has started a new warehouse role at Achieve…

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Overcoming social anxiety to find work: Alicia’s story

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Meet Alicia, a determined young woman who overcame extreme social anxiety to get her first job last month. Now the 24 year old is building her confidence and skills at Achieve Australia’s The Sewing Basket. MatchWorks Central Coast team assisted Alicia by helping her prepare and find the role. The Sewing Basket is an organisation…

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