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 »