Indigenous employment program launches in Ballarat

MatchWorks launched the highly successful Deadly Yakka program in Ballarat yesterday to help ten young Indigenous job seekers from the region find the right job. It was a great honour to have proud Wadawurrung woman, Macaylah Johnson conduct a traditional Welcome to Country and Smoking Ceremony at the launch held at Ballarat Community Health. MatchWorks… Read more »

Transgender advocate, Michelle Sheppard with MatchWorks consultant, Wolfgang Web

Empowering transgender job seekers into the workforce

MatchWorks has teamed up with Fitted for Work to develop tailored employment support for transgender job seekers in Western Melbourne. Transgender people face many barriers to employment. Low confidence and recognition of prior employment or qualifications due to name or gender changes are some of the challenges faced. The small-group sessions chaired by advocate and… Read more »

Employment Services Group (ESG) and MatchWorks merge

genU is pleased to announce our employment services divisions MatchWorks and Employment Services Group (ESG) will merge to our parent company Karingal St Laurence Ltd. From Monday 15 April, ESG will become known as MatchWorks in 55 sites across NSW, ACT, WA and Victoria. Executive General Manager, Renae Lowry said MatchWorks was well positioned to… Read more »

Stephen’s life transformed with new job

When Sunshine job seeker Stephen came to MatchWorks, he was long-term unemployed, had severe anxiety and lacked purpose in his life. His confidence was also very low after being bullied in his last workplace. Once he was connected to our team at Sunshine, this all changed. Employment consultant Wolfgang Web saw potential in Stephen and… Read more »

St Albans job seeker overcomes challenges to find long-term role

Keshlin Vyas is a shining example of a positive, resilient woman determined to work. Diagnosed with Lupus as a child, Keshlin lives with ongoing joint pain and fatigue. Managing the symptoms on a daily basis is not easy. Yet the former St Albans job seeker was determined not to let the physical and emotional challenges… Read more »

Lalita

Lalita finds inspiring work in community-centric cafe

Mature age job seeker Lalita Appiah came to MatchWorks with multiple barriers to employment. A chronic back issue had reduced the Melbourne job seekers quality of life and it was difficult to find suitable work. Lalita’s confidence had been significantly impacted after eighteen months unemployment and limited English skills created another barrier to her finding… Read more »

Poppy’s life turned around with her first paid job

In July 2018, shy Perth job seeker Poppy attended the MatchWorks Fremantle office with her mother to help her find her very first paid employment role. Poppy is reserved by nature and often let her mother do the talking. She felt uncomfortable with new people and environments and needed gentle encouragement and support to help… Read more »

Mocha Joe’s job gives Chris new lease of life

Glen Waverley job seeker Chris came to MatchWorks low in confidence after months of unsuccessful attempts to find work. With the help of his mum, Chris reached out to his local MatchWorks, where Employment Consultant, Benton Segal provided professional guidance and encouragement to the local job seeker. Benton worked on building Chris’s strengths and interests… Read more »

Empowering our community on International Day of People With Disability

It’s International Day of People With Disability, a time to unite to empower people with disability and ensure inclusiveness and equality. To celebrate, MatchWorks and Melbourne City Football Club worked together to create a unique match day experience for Geelong All Abilities Soccer League players. MatchWorks also gave 300 people in our community the opportunity… Read more »

Driving disability employment with AccessAbility Day

MatchWorks is proudly supporting AccessAbility Day during the week of 26-30 November 2018. This new Australian Government initiative enables employers to discover a new pool of talented and capable job seekers while also offering active job seekers* the opportunity to experience a new workplace or role and show their potential. Executive General Manager Renae Lowry said… Read more »