St Albans job seeker overcomes challenges to find long-term role

Keshlin Vyas is a shining example of a positive, resilient woman determined to work. Diagnosed with Lupus as a child, Keshlin lives with ongoing joint pain and fatigue. Managing the symptoms on a daily basis is not easy. Yet the former St Albans job seeker was determined not to let the physical and emotional challenges… Read more »


Lalita finds inspiring work in community-centric cafe

Mature age job seeker Lalita Appiah came to MatchWorks with multiple barriers to employment. A chronic back issue had reduced the Melbourne job seekers quality of life and it was difficult to find suitable work. Lalita’s confidence had been significantly impacted after eighteen months unemployment and limited English skills created another barrier to her finding… Read more »

Poppy’s life turned around with her first paid job

In July 2018, shy Perth job seeker Poppy attended the MatchWorks Fremantle office with her mother to help her find her very first paid employment role. Poppy is reserved by nature and often let her mother do the talking. She felt uncomfortable with new people and environments and needed gentle encouragement and support to help… Read more »

Mocha Joe’s job gives Chris new lease of life

Glen Waverley job seeker Chris came to MatchWorks low in confidence after months of unsuccessful attempts to find work. With the help of his mum, Chris reached out to his local MatchWorks, where Employment Consultant, Benton Segal provided professional guidance and encouragement to the local job seeker. Benton worked on building Chris’s strengths and interests… Read more »

Empowering our community on International Day of People With Disability

It’s International Day of People With Disability, a time to unite to empower people with disability and ensure inclusiveness and equality. To celebrate, MatchWorks and Melbourne City Football Club worked together to create a unique match day experience for Geelong All Abilities Soccer League players. MatchWorks also gave 300 people in our community the opportunity… Read more »

Driving disability employment with AccessAbility Day

MatchWorks is proudly supporting AccessAbility Day during the week of 26-30 November 2018. This new Australian Government initiative enables employers to discover a new pool of talented and capable job seekers while also offering active job seekers* the opportunity to experience a new workplace or role and show their potential. Executive General Manager Renae Lowry said… Read more »

Katrina builds new career after life-changing accident

A life-changing accident in November 2014 could have ended Katrina Stokes’ working career. After falling down the stairs at her home, Katrina required emergency surgery to repair fractures in her right ankle and torn ligaments in her left ankle. Up until this point, working on her feet was all Katrina ever knew; she owned her… Read more »

Successful Indigenous employment program returns to North East Melbourne

MatchWorks and Employment Services Group (ESG) will come together to deliver the 27th Deadly Yakka program in North East Melbourne on Monday, August 27. 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 Deadly Yakka program is supported… Read more »

Supportive team helps Nathan find new career in baking

Nathan Compton is the first to admit finding a job wasn’t always high on his priority list, but a referral to an Industry Pre-apprenticeship Program through Workplace Training Strategies (WTS) proved a life-changing moment for the young man from Brisbane. “Before the course I didn’t want to leave the house, I had no confidence and… Read more »