Update - Job Seekers

Update: 27th March 2020

Posted March 27, 2020

We’re committed to providing ongoing support to our job seekers, participants and employers. Our services are now being predominantly delivered flexibly – via phone, online and video conference – to keep everyone as safe as possible. Our offices are open if it’s absolutely necessary to have a face-to-face appointment, however please self-isolate if you are:…

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Building a new life in Australia

Posted March 18, 2020

Mirna lived a happy life in Iraq – then the Iraqi war changed everything. Read Mirna’s story in her own words about fleeing her home country, becoming a refugee in Australia, then finding hope, happiness and a new career. “It was a hard moment the day I woke to find our beautiful street full of…

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Coronavirus (COVID-19) update

Posted March 16, 2020

At MatchWorks, the health of our job seekers, employers and staff is a high priority, and our commitment to reducing the risk of contracting or exposing others to COVID-19 (Coronavirus) is strong. Please read and consider the advice below before attending a scheduled appointment. Are you experiencing flu-like symptoms? Please seek medical advice for yourself,…

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How one day created opportunity for people with disability

Posted March 11, 2020

MatchWorks was proud to once again support AccessAbility Day in the lead up to International Day of People With Disability. This Australian Government initiative aligns with MatchWorks commitment to build inclusive communities and enhance people’s lives. AccessAbility Day enabled employers to experience the benefits of employing people with disability. It also supported job seekers to…

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New video series to give hope to job seekers

Posted March 3, 2020

MatchWorks has today launched a new video series sharing personal stories from people who have overcome challenges to find work where they can shine. The six-part series explores the barriers faced by five job seekers, and how each person overcame these challenges to achieve their goals. A glimpse into the personal stories of each job…

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African-Australians urged to apply for Victoria Police program

Posted February 17, 2020

African-Australian job seekers interested in joining the Victoria Police are urged to apply for a new program before applications close on Wednesday 19 February. MatchWorks is a proud partner in the Victoria Police Diversity Recruitment Program. This initiative focuses on increasing the number of African-Australians from refugee and other backgrounds in the police force. About…

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Single mum overcomes long-term unemployment

Posted February 10, 2020

After eight years as a stay-at-home mum, Kylie was finding it difficult to get back into the workforce and the single mother of two desperately needed to break the cycle of long-term unemployment. That’s where MatchWorks stepped in and partnered with Spotless Group’s Industry Participation Program to help open a new door for Kylie.     “HydroChem…

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Serco partners with MatchWorks to build diverse workforce

Posted February 6, 2020

Serco is a business where people and values really matter. As one of the largest public service companies in the world, they are passionate about giving people from all backgrounds and skill-sets the opportunity to work. So when Serco opened their Victorian contact centre operations in 2018, they prioritised building an accessible workplace and recruiting…

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Important message for job seekers

Posted February 3, 2020

The latest update from the Australian Government’s Department of Health recommends people who have been in contact with confirmed Novel Coronavirus cases and returned travellers who have been in Hubei Province of China must be isolated in their homes for 14 days from the time of last contact with the confirmed case, or from the…

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Diversity as a business advantage

Posted January 21, 2020

Southern Cross Cleaning prides themselves on providing five-star service to their commercial clients across Australia. For this family-owned business, finding reliable, trustworthy staff who can perform to a high standard is a must. To make this happen, management have embraced diversity recruitment solutions and are a shining example of how hiring people with disability doesn’t…

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