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 »

Artwork on wall of Yarra Community Housing Participation Hub

MatchWorks supports Footscray community hub

Yarra Community Housing officially launched its new Participation Hub in Barkly Street, Footscray yesterday with MatchWorks one of the community organisations offering its services for the unique space. The Hub offers a base for Yarra Community Housing clients and tenants to come together and participate in social activities, build new skills and engage in a… Read more »

Julie McDonald hosts the Brekkie into Jobs breakfast.

Queensland MatchWorks team connects employers and job seekers

Queensland employers and job seekers have enjoyed a valuable labour market information sharing and networking session at the first ‘Brekkie into Jobs’ breakfast yesterday. Federal Member for Petrie Luke Howarth spoke at Mango Hill Coffee Club along with Smart Owners Director Daryl Akers while Olympic and Commonwealth Games medallist Julie McDonald was MC. Guests included… Read more »

The new and improved Reclink garden

MatchWorks and Reclink combine for activity

Geelong MatchWorks Work for the Dole coordinators partnered with Reclink Australia to deliver a multi-faceted beautification WFD project at the Corio-Norlane Uniting Church. The 26-week project was a huge success with a focus on improving garden space, installing raised vegetable gardens, new seating areas, and a complete revegetation of the gardens and plant life. Job… Read more »

VT Group Australia Director Heath Peatling and MatchWorks job seekers working at VT Group.

VT Group impressed with MatchWorks job seekers

VT Group Australia Director Heath Peatling has developed a relationship with MatchWorks through Business Development Consultant Jodie Hadjuk over the past two years. Heath said the relationship has been beneficial for not only his business, but also the job seekers who often have to overcome personal barriers to ensure their ongoing success at work. “As… Read more »

MatchWorks job seekers Tony, Shoneil and Ruth with Indigenous Employment Consultant Karen Muir, second from right

Accor helps provide employment path

A partnership between MatchWorks and Accor Hotels Australia has given Indigenous Queensland job seekers a pathway to employment. MatchWorks job seekers Tony, Shoneil and Ruth completed the first Indigenous pre-employment partnership program with Accor in Queensland earlier this year and are now working with the hotel chain. Indigenous Employment Consultant Karen Muir guided participants through… Read more »

City Start participants with Melbourne City FC coaches after their first football training session.

Culturally diverse City Start program creates strong community links

Epping job seeker Sepehr Maddox says he feels more confident about achieving his employment goals after completing the six-week City Start employment program which was a collaboration between Melbourne City FC and local employment provider MatchWorks. Fourteen participants completed the City Start program which combined intensive employability training and community migrant supports with weekly football… Read more »