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(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 »

Participants, staff and employers involved in City @ Work 2018.

Special program provides employment pathways for CALD job seekers

MatchWorks has teamed up with Melbourne City Football Club, with support from the Scanlon Foundation, to help 25 culturally and linguistically diverse (CALD) job seekers through the City @ Work employment program, which officially launched yesterday. City @ Work is a 10-week program which combines intensive employability training, community linkages and weekly football training sessions… Read more »

Aydin with his employer at Melton Smash Repairs.

Aydin joins supportive work environment

Melton job seeker Aydin transferred to MatchWorks in September 2017 from a different provider following difficulty in his search for employment. Aydin, who has Asperger’s Syndrome, was well-presented and enthusiastic when he met with his employment consultant Carina Ferrer and business development consultant Stephen Graham. “Aydin came to us with a Certificate III in Warehousing, so we… Read more »

Empowering YOUth participant Levi in his Coles uniform.

YOUth Community program empowers Levi to make new friends and gain employment

Levi started in the MatchWorks YOUth Community program last year with the ultimate goal of making new friends. But the 18-year-old has gained so much more than that through the specialised program, which is part of the Australian Government’s Empowering YOUth initiative. When he finished schooling at 17, Levi found it difficult to transition into… Read more »

Corio job seeker Anas and EMU Australia factory manager Steve Maul.

MatchWorks supports job seeker’s return to shoe making

MatchWorks job seeker Anas moved to Australia with limited English skills in 2016 from Syria, where he worked as a qualified shoe maker for 20 years. Anas was having difficulty finding work due to his language barriers, so he established a relationship with MatchWorks Corio in June 2016. Employment consultant Mimi Wong assisted Anas to… Read more »