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MatchWorks jobactive sites continue to achieve five star results

MatchWorks jobactive sites in Victoria, South Australia and Queensland have received their performance results for the end of the June 2017 Star Rating period. Twenty-eight MatchWorks sites received a maximum overall five star rating across the following employment regions: South Eastern Melbourne and Peninsula, Western Melbourne, North Eastern Melbourne, Barwon, Bendigo and Adelaide South. Eleven MatchWorks sites… Read more »

MatchWorks job seeker Jack (middle) with PAFC players Travis Boak (Captain) and Matthew Broadbent.

Young job seekers graduate from Empowering Youth program

Young job seekers aged 18-24 graduated from the Empowering Youth program at a special ceremony in Adelaide on Tuesday evening. The Empowering Youth program began in April and was delivered by the Port Adelaide Football Club in partnership with MatchWorks over several months. The weekly-program involved a mix of class work, physical activity and excursions,… Read more »

Silly Yak Foods Managing Director Bryn Pears.

Not so Silly approach pays dividends for employer and job seekers

Silly Yak Foods in Coburg North has employed more than 20 MatchWorks job seekers during a relationship that has spanned four years. Managing Director Bryn Pears said MatchWorks has provided effective pre-screening of potential candidates, wage subsidies and post-placement support. “Our Employer Solutions Consultant Joseph understood I was looking for a long-term relationship with an… Read more »

MatchWorks job seeker Farideh.

Iranian job seeker gains employment in clothing alterations in South Australia

MatchWorks job seeker Farideh came to Australia almost 10 years ago as a refugee from Iran with limited English and vision impairment. Farideh registered with MatchWorks Norwood shortly after arriving in Australia and commenced language, literacy and numeracy (LLN) training. MatchWorks employment consultant Adriana Spinelli said Farideh was progressing with the training but still required… Read more »

MatchWorks job seeker Joshua.

Coles finds the perfect fit in South East Queensland job seekers

Coles has continued a relationship with MatchWorks for almost two years resulting in the employment of more than 12 job seekers across North Brisbane region Somerset. Coles Brookside, near Mitchelton Queensland, started a relationship with MatchWorks in November 2016 through a pre-employment program and recruited long-term unemployed job seeker Joshua. Coles Brookside team leader Frank… Read more »

SageFarm Chief Executive Farmer Chris Balazs (middle right) with MatchWorks job seekers.

MatchWorks job seekers beef up Bannockburn business

SageFarm in Bannockburn developed a relationship with MatchWorks during the middle of 2016 and has since recruited three job seekers. SageFarm Chief Executive Farmer Chris Balazs said the relationship started when an opportunity arose to put a current driver on a part-time contract. “It was then I found out that he was listed with MatchWorks…. Read more »

MatchWorks and ESG team members with special guests at the Deadly Yakka launch for Belconnen, ACT.

Deadly Yakka launches in Belconnen

Employment Services Group’s Belconnen branch, with support from MatchWorks, launched the successful Deadly Yakka program yesterday for Indigenous job seekers in the region. Ngunnawal woman Tina Brown conducted a traditional Welcome to Country at the launch held at Habitat in Phillip, ACT. The two-week course has delivered successful programs at Victorian, Queensland and South Australian locations,… Read more »

ESG job seeker Joseph and Burmester Contracting Managing Director Garry Burmester.

Job seekers feel encouraged and supported by Western Australian employer

Burmester Contracting, located in Bayswater Western Australia, has maintained a relationship with Employment Services Group (ESG) since February 2017 and has employed four job seekers. Burmester Contracting General Manager Natalie Whiteside said ESG Fremantle has been very helpful and understanding with sourcing suitable employees and communicating throughout the process. “We have had wage subsidies, support… Read more »

Participants with Wan-Yaari and MatchWorks team members.

Wan-Yaari teams with MatchWorks to deliver pre-employment program  

Local Aboriginal consultancy service Wan-Yaari has teamed with Matchworks to enhance and improve interaction with the Indigenous community through a pilot pre-employment program. The 12-week program delivered by Wan-Yaari involved 10 Indigenous job seekers from the Barwon region, who graduated yesterday during NAIDOC Week. The program has provided a holistic approach and covered varying topics… Read more »

Indigenous dance group One Fire and didgeridoo player Wilfred Stewart.

MatchWorks teams with Northern Blues FC to host NAIDOC Week celebrations

MatchWorks Preston hosted NAIDOC Week celebrations on Wednesday evening in partnership with the Northern Blues Football Club. The celebrations, on July 5, kicked off with a Welcome to Country and Smoking Ceremony by Uncle John Baxter at Preston City Oval. Special guests included former AFL players Dean Rioli and Courtenay Dempsey and former Olympian hurdler Kyle… Read more »