From left to right: Dylan Schultz, Des Headland, Mo Sauzier, Kane Johnson and Ben Cousins with MatchWorks General Manager - Employer Engagement, Nikki Noack.

Footy for Life game day to champion better mental health

Posted January 19, 2022

MatchWorks is proudly sponsoring a Footy for Life Perth fundraising event advocating for better mental health and suicide prevention. Game day kicks off at Leederville Oval from midday, Saturday 22nd January, 2022. The line-up includes the Bennco ex-AFL All-stars game, captained by two footy legends: Des Headland who will lead the ‘Spartans’ ‘Crusaders’ captain and…

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Update for our communities across Australia

Posted January 13, 2022

MatchWorks is committed to the delivery of employment services and continue to stay open for all job seekers and our community. Our employment teams continue to assist clients tailored employment support in via remote servicing, or in person at your local office. Your health and safety when accessing MatchWorks’ services remains a priority. Please be…

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Enriching the future for Indigenous job seekers

Posted December 23, 2021

A partnership between MatchWorks and Amaroo Mining has transformed the lives of five job seekers, while helping the majority Indigenous-owned concrete company find the right people for the business. Respecting the land and people Founded in 2019 by father and son team Lennie and Clint Ross, Amaroo Mining has a strong connection with Country. The…

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Steven at work

Indigenous culture inspires a new purpose – Steven’s story.

Posted December 10, 2021

Surf Coast job seeker Steven has celebrated over 12 months working as a Barista at Narana, a not-for-profit organisation that educates visitors about the world’s oldest living culture. During his professional career, Steven had successfully worked as a social worker, a support worker and a hairdresser. He wanted a career change and completed a pathology…

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Wade at work with members of the Integral Diagnostics team.

Becoming an integral part of the team – Wade’s story.

Posted December 1, 2021

Wade loved his job as an Administration Assistant with the Procurement Team at Deakin University where he had worked from 2017. But when COVID hit in April 2020, Wade, like so many others, was made redundant. With the dedicated assistance of Disability Employment Consultant, Ebony, Wade set about gaining new employment with enthusiasm. He had…

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Imagined worlds creating better realities for isolated young adults

Posted November 22, 2021

The world can often seem unfriendly, confusing, and even frightening for people living with mental health issues and autism. So when Paris Conte witnessed how the power of roleplay could help people gain confidence and develop interpersonal skills, he knew he had discovered something transformative. These new skills developed through gaming are now helping young…

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Everyone needs their own Blakey!

Posted November 16, 2021

One of the unsung heroes of Melbourne City FC, Blake Henderson has been with the Club since day one and is one of the most important people within the City family. ‘Blakey’ – as he’s affectionately known to the Club’s players, coaches and staff – is one of the most passionate City people you’re ever…

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Sydney soccer match supports new Afghan refugees

Posted November 12, 2021

Yesterday marked a welcome collaboration with Massoud Foundation Australia, as we delivered a free soccer tournament for Afghan refugees who recently fled to Australia for a safer life. More than 100 people attended the event at Francesco Crescent Reserve in Bella Vista to welcome the new refugees who had escaped their home country in desperate…

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Hotel Etico – where holidays change lives

Posted November 8, 2021

Imagine a hotel knocking down barriers and shifting perceptions of people with disability. That’s Hotel Etico, Australia’s first social enterprise hotel creating pathways to open employment for young people with intellectual disabilities. Located in the iconic Blue Mountains, this is a hotel with heart, where visitors give-back just by checking-in. It’s also a place where…

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Career transition program helps Chris secure new job.

Posted November 4, 2021

Patience, resilience and hard-work, coupled with the right support, helped Chris secure a full-time job in a school book warehouse. The 63 year Cabramatta job seeker had a lengthy employment history as an Accounts Officer, including nearly 20 years of owning a Newsagents before coming to MatchWorks. “When I first met Chris, he was on…

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