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 »

South Australian job seeker impresses employer with problem solving skills

Oaklands Park job seeker Anthony came to MatchWorks in September 2017 after being made redundant from his previous job in 2015. The DES job seeker had spent time studying, had three young children and was ready to secure employment. Anthony started working with MatchWorks team members Kylie and Ted who identified some potential up-skill opportunities… Read more »

Noarlunga job seeker gains employment following internship

Noarlunga job seeker Shaun came to MatchWorks in October 2017 wanting to find employment in the digital marketing industry. Shaun already had some great skills in this industry, but required further support and confidence. MatchWorks team members in Noarlunga and Oaklands Park helped Shaun secure a Digital Marketing/Administration Internship with D&S Resources Pty Ltd through… Read more »

Bendigo’s YOUth Community program sets Jamie up for success

Bendigo job seeker Jamie came to MatchWorks in July 2015 seeking to improve his confidence and self-esteem to gain employment. After completing several volunteer and Work for the Dole positions to build up his experience, Jamie was referred to the YOUth Community program in October 2017 to improve his chances of finding paid and meaningful… Read more »

MatchWorks assists Cheap as Chips with recruitment needs

Colac job seeker Bev came to MatchWorks (formerly the St Laurence division) in November 2015, following seven years of unemployment history as a principle carer parent. MatchWorks team member Christine Shurvell encouraged Bev to complete a Retail Taster Course, which covered RSA, Safe Food Handling and OH&S requirements in a supermarket environment. “Bev attended reluctantly… Read more »