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 »

Foundation 61 provides support and sanctuary for Dean

“When I wake up in the morning, I look forward to coming to this place… It’s saved my life.” Dean, 42, has recently started working at Foundation 61, a live-in community on the outskirts of Geelong, which offers hope and direction for people dealing with life-controlling issues. The property is a familiar place for Dean,… Read more »

Rebecca and ESG MatchWorks Gosnells Site Manager Brendan Travers.

Indigenous job seeker excels in employment journey  

Gosnells job seeker Rebecca came to ESG MatchWorks in July 2017 determined to find employment with a resume already prepared and a positive attitude. She met with ESG MatchWorks team member Sarah Davidson and explained she had been constantly seeking ways to improve her job opportunities and life for her family by applying for and… Read more »

Rob and IDS National Manager Daniel Staff.

Hard work and positive attitude pays off for Sunshine job seeker

Sunshine job seeker Robert came to MatchWorks in November 2016 with no paid employment history and facing significant barriers. The 43-year-old was starting to feel frustrated and believed his past background was hindering his job opportunities. Despite his frustration, Rob had a positive attitude and developed a plan with MatchWorks employment consultant Karen Mackintosh to… Read more »

Matchworks DES job seeker Mat (middle) with his employment consultants.

MatchWorks expands national Disability Employment Services delivery

Leading employment services organisation MatchWorks is set to become one of Australia’s largest providers of Disability Employment Services (DES) from July 2018, and will connect people to jobs from an additional 80 locations. Following a successful submission to the recent Federal Government DES open tender, MatchWorks will expand its current DES footprint to a total… Read more »

MatchWorks DES Director Colin Entwistle, job seeker Lyndell and MatchWorks Employment Consultant Mark MacDonald.

Salisbury job seeker turns voluntary work into paid employment

Job seeker Lyndell came to the MatchWorks Salisbury office as a referral from the Pooraka Farm Community Centre, where she was undertaking voluntary work. Lyndell wanted additional assistance to gain part-time paid employment after achieving great results through her voluntary work. She met with MatchWorks employment consultant Mark MacDonald to develop a plan. “Lyndell had… Read more »