A tradtional smoking ceremony is held at the Deadly Yakka launch in Gosnells, WA.

Indigenous employment program launches in Western Australia

Local employment service provider Employment Services Group (ESG), with support from MatchWorks, launched the successful Deadly Yakka program in Gosnells today for Indigenous job seekers in the region. The initiative, specifically designed for Indigenous job seekers, focuses on real employment outcomes and assists people to find a job they will be passionate about. The two-week… Read more »

Five Stars

MatchWorks DES sites achieve outstanding results

8 MARCH 2017 MatchWorks Disability Employment Services (DES) sites in Victoria and South Australia have received their performance results for the end of the December 2016 Star Rating period. Some highlights include the Preston, Flemington and Morphett Vale  sites receiving the maximum 5 stars, while Corio, Torquay, Ocean Grove, Elizabeth, and Broadmeadows sites achieved 4 stars…. Read more »

MatchWorks job seeker Jacob.

Confidence boost helps Warrnambool job seeker find work

Warrnambool job seeker Jacob has turned his life around by putting a plan in place to address his barriers to work. When Jacob first came to MatchWorks Warrnambool he disclosed that he has Bipolar disorder, which he is managing with medication, exercise and diet. He also had limited support from family. Despite these barriers, Jacob’s… Read more »

MatchWorks DES clients at The Cellar Door in Ringwood.

Ringwood restaurant showcases disability employment opportunity

A Ringwood restaurant has teamed with MatchWorks to host an evening of disability employment promotion, which has been described as a “raging success”. A group of eight MatchWorks Disability Employment Services (DES) clients participated in the evening at The Cellar Door last week. They worked in both front-of-house and kitchen roles to serve more than… Read more »

Karingal CEO Mike McKinstry with Karingal and St Laurence clients at the Melbourne City game.

Clients and carers soak up soccer experience

More than 90 Karingal and St Laurence clients and carers travelled to Melbourne’s AAMI Park on Saturday December 1 to see Melbourne City Football Club’s clash against Brisbane Roar. MatchWorks organised tickets and transport for clients and carers from Geelong, Warrnambool, Colac, Wyndham, Frankston and Rosebud, while Geelong’s All Abilities soccer team was one of… Read more »

Indigenous job seekers from the Mount Druitt, NSW region with Employment Services Group and MatchWorks team members.

Indigenous employment program heads to New South Wales

Local employment service provider Employment Services Group (ESG), with support from MatchWorks, launched the successful Deadly Yakka program in Mount Druitt today for Indigenous job seekers in the region. The initiative, specifically designed for Indigenous job seekers, focuses on real employment outcomes and assists people to find a job they will be passionate about. The… Read more »

MatchWorks Adelaide job seeker Leanne.

Adelaide job seeker overcomes obstacles to find employment

Health and personal difficulties were holding Adelaide job seeker Leanne back from performing well in her current employment. But Leanne wanted to turn that around, so she came to MatchWorks Oaklands Park as a voluntary job seeker in October 2015. She was previously working in a hospitality role until 2013, before being diagnosed with a… Read more »

Five Stars

MatchWorks jobactive sites achieve outstanding results

20 FEBRUARY 2017 MatchWorks jobactive sites in Victoria, South Australia and Queensland have received their performance results for the end of the December 2016 Star Rating period. Five MatchWorks employment regions received the maximum five star rating, including: South Eastern Melbourne and Peninsula, Western Melbourne, Barwon, Bendigo and Adelaide South. Several MatchWorks sites also received… Read more »

The new purpose built Matchworks Bacchus Marsh office.

MatchWorks opens new Bacchus Marsh office

20 FEBRUARY 2017 The new MatchWorks Bacchus Marsh office is in full swing following its official opening last week. The opening event, on Thursday February 16, was attended by local employers, training and education organisations, Department of Social Services representatives, MatchWorks staff and many others. The evening began with a ‘Welcome to Country’ from Joanne Layton…. Read more »

Geelong teenager Lachlan King has turned his life around after starting a painting apprenticeship.

Painting provides pathway to employment for MatchWorks job seeker

Geelong teenager Lachlan King has picked up a paintbrush, started an apprenticeship and transformed his life with help from local employment service provider MatchWorks. Lachlan, 19, is seven months into a four-year painting apprenticeship and said his life is moving forward after moving out of home and renting a house in Belmont. When he was… Read more »