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 »

Inspirational job seeker rebuilds confidence through work

Her mother’s death and more than 18 months without a job were barriers facing South Australian MatchWorks job seeker Kathleen Bowden, but her determined journey back to employment has provided inspiration to others in similar circumstances. Kathleen, 42, has recently taken on a job at Beulah Park’s Kensington Aged Care Facility after receiving employment assistance… Read more »

Yarn n Yakka proves a runaway success for Indigenous job seekers

Life-changing Indigenous employability program Yarn n Yakka has proven a runaway success for Gold Coast job seekers. MatchWorks Queensland partnered with One Step Further and Yakka Employment Services to develop the innovative Yarn n Yakka program which prepared Indigenous job seekers from the area for jobs in hospitality and tourism. Yarn n Yakka training included… Read more »

Work for the Dole participant Keenan Scott and MatchWorks Work for the Dole Coordinator Donna Morrison at the Hope Garden graduation.

Work for the Dole participants breathe new life into Hope Garden

Work for the Dole participants have celebrated the unveiling of the renovated Diversitat “Hope Garden” at a graduation ceremony in Geelong last week. MatchWorks job seekers were among a group of WfD participants who spent the past six months creating a wheelchair-accessible therapy area and new landscape constructs across the established garden. Friday’s graduation celebrated… Read more »

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

City Start begins with football and fun

Melbourne City FC through their charity City in the Community and local employment provider MatchWorks have teamed up again to help unemployed young, culturally and linguistically diverse men boost their confidence, change their lifestyle, and improve their chances of finding ongoing employment through new community initiative, City Start. State politicians and government officials joined Melbourne… Read more »