MatchWorks job seeker Jason in his new workplace.

Program assists MatchWorks job seeker to improve his life

Posted February 6, 2017

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…

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Program participants with Sarah Henderson and MatchWorks team members.

Sole parents supported in new MatchWorks employment program

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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…

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MatchWorks job seeker Nicole with her graduation certificate.

Corio job seeker puts best foot forward

Posted January 19, 2017

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…

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Job seekers Liz and Leanne with Graeme and Matthew at the GrainCorp West Footscray site.

Two MatchWorks job seekers thrive in the same workplace

Posted December 22, 2016

MatchWorks Werribee has assisted two job seekers to find suitable employment at GrainCorp in West Footscray. The job seekers are employed under the Government’s Supported Wage System, which encourages employers to hire more people with disabilities. GrainCorp West Footscray Training Manager, Graeme Chuchward, has made a concerted effort to place people with physical or intellectual…

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Mentors and participants from the City Pathways program.

Program provides holistic approach to finding employment

Posted December 2, 2016

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…

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Garden entrance at St Peter nd St Paul's church

Work for the Dole participants revitalise church garden

Posted May 13, 2016

South Melbourne community members have a rejuvenated garden to enjoy after a group of Work for the Dole (WfD) participants completed an activity at St Peter and St Paul’s Church. The garden has been part of St Peter and St Paul’s Church grounds for more than 160 years and was in dire need of maintenance…

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

MatchWorks staff and job seekers enjoy boot camp

Posted May 9, 2016

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…

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

Youth program boosts Melton job seeker

Posted May 2, 2016

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…

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MatchWorks Job Seeker Lenny Peters

Geelong job seeker regains confidence after finding work

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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…

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Artwork on wall of Yarra Community Housing Participation Hub

MatchWorks supports Footscray community hub

Posted April 29, 2016

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…

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