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 »

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 »