Participants showing off their cooking skills at Jamie's Ministry of Food in Geelong.

Geelong job seekers show off culinary skills

Posted March 20, 2017

Parents from the Geelong region have been enrolled by MatchWorks in a fun 7-week cooking course as part of the MatchWorks Principal Carer Parent Program. The parents, who are preparing to return to work, are completing the home cooking course at Jamie’s Ministry of Food in Geelong in order to develop skills required to make…

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A tradtional smoking ceremony is held at the Deadly Yakka launch in Gosnells, WA.

Indigenous employment program launches in Western Australia

Posted March 14, 2017

Local employment service provider Employment Services Group (ESG), with support from MatchWorks, launched the successful Deadly Yakka program in Gosnells today for Indigenous job seekers in the region. The initiative, specifically designed for Indigenous job seekers, focuses on real employment outcomes and assists people to find a job they will be passionate about. The two-week…

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Five Stars

MatchWorks DES sites achieve outstanding results

Posted March 8, 2017

8 MARCH 2017 MatchWorks Disability Employment Services (DES) sites in Victoria and South Australia have received their performance results for the end of the December 2016 Star Rating period. Some highlights include the Preston, Flemington and Morphett Vale  sites receiving the maximum 5 stars, while Corio, Torquay, Ocean Grove, Elizabeth, and Broadmeadows sites achieved 4 stars….

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MatchWorks job seeker Jacob.

Confidence boost helps Warrnambool job seeker find work

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Warrnambool job seeker Jacob has turned his life around by putting a plan in place to address his barriers to work. When Jacob first came to MatchWorks Warrnambool he disclosed that he has Bipolar disorder, which he is managing with medication, exercise and diet. He also had limited support from family. Despite these barriers, Jacob’s…

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MatchWorks DES clients at The Cellar Door in Ringwood.

Ringwood restaurant showcases disability employment

Posted March 6, 2017

A Ringwood restaurant has teamed with MatchWorks to host an evening of disability employment promotion, which has been described as a “raging success”. A group of eight MatchWorks Disability Employment Services  clients participated in the evening at The Cellar Door last week. They worked in both front-of-house and kitchen roles to serve more than 40…

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MatchWorks DES clients at The Cellar Door in Ringwood.

Ringwood restaurant showcases disability employment opportunity

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A Ringwood restaurant has teamed with MatchWorks to host an evening of disability employment promotion, which has been described as a “raging success”. A group of eight MatchWorks Disability Employment Services (DES) clients participated in the evening at The Cellar Door last week. They worked in both front-of-house and kitchen roles to serve more than…

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Karingal CEO Mike McKinstry with Karingal and St Laurence clients at the Melbourne City game.

Clients and carers soak up soccer experience

Posted February 28, 2017

More than 90 Karingal and St Laurence clients and carers travelled to Melbourne’s AAMI Park on Saturday December 1 to see Melbourne City Football Club’s clash against Brisbane Roar. MatchWorks organised tickets and transport for clients and carers from Geelong, Warrnambool, Colac, Wyndham, Frankston and Rosebud, while Geelong’s All Abilities soccer team was one of…

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Indigenous job seekers from the Mount Druitt, NSW region with Employment Services Group and MatchWorks team members.

Indigenous employment program heads to New South Wales

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Local employment service provider Employment Services Group (ESG), with support from MatchWorks, launched the successful Deadly Yakka program in Mount Druitt today for Indigenous job seekers in the region. The initiative, specifically designed for Indigenous job seekers, focuses on real employment outcomes and assists people to find a job they will be passionate about. The…

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MatchWorks Adelaide job seeker Leanne.

Adelaide job seeker overcomes obstacles to find employment

Posted February 24, 2017

Health and personal difficulties were holding Adelaide job seeker Leanne back from performing well in her current employment. But Leanne wanted to turn that around, so she came to MatchWorks Oaklands Park as a voluntary job seeker in October 2015. She was previously working in a hospitality role until 2013, before being diagnosed with a…

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Five Stars

MatchWorks jobactive sites achieve outstanding results

Posted February 20, 2017

20 FEBRUARY 2017 MatchWorks jobactive sites in Victoria, South Australia and Queensland have received their performance results for the end of the December 2016 Star Rating period. Five MatchWorks employment regions received the maximum five star rating, including: South Eastern Melbourne and Peninsula, Western Melbourne, Barwon, Bendigo and Adelaide South. Several MatchWorks sites also received…

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