WfD participants with MatchWorks, Envision and Scouts Victoria team members.

MatchWorks job seekers build and donate community train

MatchWorks Work for the Dole (WfD) job seekers and supervisors unveiled and donated their Tom the Train project at a celebratory event in Seaford. Twenty Work for the Dole participants worked on the six-month project at Envision Employment Services by stripping down an old car, restoring the engine, brakes and gear box and building a… Read more »

MatchWorks job seeker Gayle at Karingal Training.

Geelong job seeker overcomes personal difficulties to teach others

Mental health had affected job seeker Gayle’s ability to stay in her employment as a nurse and midwife – an industry that she had worked in for 30 years. Gayle experienced several family tragedies that caused severe depression and an inability to perform her normal caring duties. As a result she faced unemployment for more… Read more »

MatchWorks job seeker Jason in his new workplace.

Program assists MatchWorks job seeker to improve his life

Jason is one of 18 job seekers who entered the City Pathways program looking to find employment and improve his life. The program is an initiative between Melbourne City Football Club (MCFC) and MatchWorks, which encourages job seekers to link wellness with finding employment. Participants engaged in a weekly low-key activity to ease them into… Read more »

Program participants with Sarah Henderson and MatchWorks team members.

Sole parents supported in new MatchWorks employment program

A new MatchWorks employment program began today, which is aimed at sole parents returning to work who live in the Corio area. MatchWorks Executive Director Renae Lowry said the 17-week Principal Carer Parent Program will provide entry level work skills to the participants, including job search assistance and employability skills. “The program participants will also… Read more »

MatchWorks job seeker Nicole with her graduation certificate.

Corio job seeker puts best foot forward

Alcohol, drug and legal issues were holding job seeker Nicole back from finding ongoing employment when she first presented at MatchWorks Corio. Nicole had been unemployed for more than two years, had no driver’s licence, but she was determined to address her barriers to work. MatchWorks employment consultant Mandy Hamilton discussed courses on offer through… Read more »

Mentors and participants from the City Pathways program.

Program provides holistic approach to finding employment

Fun soccer activities and nutritional sessions have been built into a specially-designed program to assist job seekers to find employment. The City Pathways program – which started on October 12 – is a Melbourne City Football Club (MCFC) and MatchWorks initiative that encourages job seekers to link wellness with finding employment. Participants are engaged in… Read more »

Queensland job seekers at Federal MP Luke Howarth's Job Seeker Boot Camp.

MatchWorks staff and job seekers enjoy boot camp

MatchWorks Queensland job seeker Jason Webster says engaging with employers, industry professionals and other job seekers at Federal Member for Petrie Luke Howarth’s Job Seeker Boot Camp was a valuable experience. Jason was among a group of job seekers who participated in the boot camp at the Bracken Ridge Tavern last month, with attendees enjoying… Read more »

Melton job seeker Paige Mozjerin (right) and MatchWorks consultant Kristie Dawe.

Youth program boosts Melton job seeker

Melton job seeker Paige Mozjerin has secured employment after completing a MatchWorks youth program. Melton’s Country Fire Authority office hired Paige after she completed MatchWorks XLR8 Youth Program, which gave her confidence to search for new employment opportunities after being unemployed. The four week XLR8 program, aimed at job seekers aged between 15 and 21… Read more »

MatchWorks Job Seeker Lenny Peters

Geelong job seeker regains confidence after finding work

MatchWorks job seeker Lenny Peters was 15 years old when he became a paraplegic after losing his balance and falling 30 metres down a cliff-face at the beachside town of Barwon Heads. The fall changed his life forever. Lenny completely severed his spinal cord, he was paralysed from his waist down and he sustained a… Read more »