Mature-age to kick employment goals

Local employment service provider MatchWorks partnered with Melbourne City Football Club to launch the first City at Work employability, health and wellbeing program for unemployed mature-age job seekers in North East Melbourne yesterday.

Melbourne City Football Club, Head of Community, Sue Crow and Mr Craig Ondarchie MP , Member for the Northern Metropolitan Region welcomed City at Work participants to the program.

City at Work is a four-week employment program for mature-age job seekers aged 45 plus. This life-changing program focuses on strengthening people’s confidence, boosting employability skills and developing heathy habits to enhance mental and physical wellbeing.

Melbourne City Football Club, Head of Community, Sue Crow said City at Work was an exciting program empowering mature-age job seekers to reach their full potential.

“We are delighted to continue working closely with MatchWorks to make a difference to people’s lives in our local community. The healthy living part of the program run by our players offers participants a social and engaging way to improve their physical and mental wellbeing. The program also helps participants build stronger connections in their community,” Sue said.

MatchWorks Executive General Manager Renae Lowry said this initiative is helping mature-age job seekers fast-track their way back into the workforce.

“Mature-age people often face more challenges re-entering the workforce and are unemployed for longer compared to other age groups,” Renae said.

“This program focuses on fast-tracking people’s pathway to work through skill-building in computers and digital technology, mentoring to confidently put themselves forward for work and providing opportunities to network with potential employers.

“Previous programs have shown really positive results for our participants and we’re delighted to continue working with Melbourne City Football Club to deliver a life-changing program for people in the community.”

More than 50 people attended the City at Work launch at Poulter Reserve from 10am yesterday. Special guest Mr Craig Ondarchie MP, Member for the Northern Metropolitan Region joined us to welcome participants to the program.