David, genU Employment Pathways team leader Brooklyn, David’s mother Sharon and MatchWorks Employment Consultant Daniel.

Persistence and dedication leads David to employment

Posted July 13, 2020

A year of dedicated work and effort has paid dividends for David, who has found ongoing paid employment with the help of genU and MatchWorks. David had been struggling for confidence and motivation after finishing school. This left him feeling disconnected from other people. With the support of his mother Sharon, David decided to join…

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Royal Commission 2020

Royal Commission into Violence, Abuse, Neglect and Exploitation of People with Disability

Posted July 10, 2020

STATEMENT MatchWorks, and our parent company genU, welcomed the Royal Commission into Violence, Abuse, Neglect and Exploitation of People with Disability, the Royal Commission into Aged Care Quality and Safety, and the Royal Commission into Victoria’s Mental Health System. We are an organisation committed to creating and delivering innovative services that empower people to reach…

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Emily from MatchWorks with former job seeker Leanne

Healthcare security job helps Leanne rebuild her life

Posted June 30, 2020

Finding a new career in healthcare security has been a life-saver for Leanne. Three years earlier, the 55 year job seeker had made the difficult decision to leave her job. Tendinitis had impacted her ability to work. Then a serious fall put Leanne’s new work plans on hold. “I hated sitting at home and was…

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Marion's Reconciliation Journey

Marion’s Reconciliation Journey

Posted June 3, 2020

On this closing day of National Reconciliation Week (27 May – 3 June), we are sharing Marion’s story. A proud, strong Nyoongar woman of the Ballardong and Wiilmen people of South West Western Australia, Marion showed incredible persistence and determination to find a new career after losing a long-time role.  Marion is now the Aboriginal…

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Tammy's story about finding work with an equal opportunity employer

More than a job – Tammy’s story

Posted June 2, 2020

Perth job seeker, Tammy knew she was capable of working with her learning disability. She just needed an opportunity with a supportive employer who made the most of her abilities. Watch Tammy’s heartwarming (and cheeky) story about finding work with equal opportunity employer, Our Ruby Girl cafe, and finding newfound confidence, independence and a sense…

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Cameron at work as a Field Worker at Biodiversity Australia

Biodiversity Australia job helps change Cameron’s future

Posted June 1, 2020

Cameron Saunders is a proud Indigenous man who recently found purpose and a job filled with opportunity at Biodiversity Australia. The Brisbane job seeker had been unemployed for more than three years when he came to MatchWorks in February this year. The team encouraged Cameron to join our Deadly Yakka employment program, and with the…

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MatchWorks and genU Training staff commemorating National Sorry Day.

National Sorry Day

Posted May 27, 2020

Yesterday was National Sorry Day, a day to acknowledge the mistreatment of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people who were forcibly removed from their families and communities. Around 200 MatchWorks and genU Training staff acknowledged the strength of The Stolen Generations survivors in an emotional virtual commemoration on Tuesday 26 May. National Indigenous Liaison Officer,…

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MatchWorks job seeker Medhi receiving his award from the Serenity Bedding team.

Medhi awarded Employee of the Year

Posted May 22, 2020

Medhi’s journey to work is an inspiring story about a migrant who worked hard to overcome barriers to employment – and was rewarded for his efforts. After moving to Australia from Pakistan in 2015, Medhi spent more than two years learning English and applying for jobs. Each knockback chipped away at the Melbourne job seeker’s…

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Geelong job seeker Mark finds new job at Centrelink

New call centre job gets Mark’s life back on track

Posted May 19, 2020

Finding a new job in a call centre last month was the opportunity Mark needed to kick-start his second career. The Geelong job seeker left his 20-year profession in insurance to look for a fresh start, yet after 18 months, he found himself overlooked by employers who preferred to hire candidates currently in the workforce….

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IDAHOBIT celebrations

IDAHOBIT celebrations create awareness and understanding

Posted May 18, 2020

On Friday, MatchWorks and genU celebrated International Day Against Homophobia, Transphobia and Biphobia (IDAHOBIT) ahead of the official celebration on 17 May 2020. 30 years ago (on 17 May 1990), the World Health Organization removed homosexuality from the Classification of Diseases and Related Health Problems. This milestone would have played a role in the increased…

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