“Because of this job, I returned to the same person I was; strong and dancing.”

Posted October 29, 2021

Atoor knows first-hand the challenges of rebuilding a life in a new country. She was forced to flee her home country in 2009 when her life was threatened. Now the Iraqi refugee has landed her dream job helping other refugees find peace and stability in their community.    Born and raised in Baghdad, Atoor worked…

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New podcast to smash misconceptions around employing people with barriers

Posted October 28, 2021

Today, MatchWorks is delighted to launch Breaking Barriers, a new podcast exploring remarkable stories about why work matters, and how it’s changing the lives of some incredible people. In this series, broadcast journalist, Natalie Jones discovers: • A GAMER using imagined worlds to create better realities. • Two mad-keen sports fans who found their dream…

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Melbourne metro offices to re-open for employment support

Posted October 27, 2021

Now that restrictions have eased across metropolitan Melbourne, all sites across the state can deliver face-to-face employment services with restricted access from Monday 1 November. Our employment teams will be able to assist clients with training and tailored employment support in person upon request, or if face-to-face servicing is compulsory. Remote servicing will also be…

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“Having a disability hasn’t stopped me.” Sonja’s story.

Posted October 22, 2021

Vision impairment hasn’t hindered Sonja’s efforts to find a rewarding career. The Adelaide job seeker who is blind in both eyes started looking for work in April this year. With years of administration experience and seven years as a non-paid Carer, it wasn’t long before a local NDIS provider recognised Sonja’s skills and lived-experience. “Bissycare…

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ACT offices to re-open for employment support

Posted October 15, 2021

Now that restrictions have eased in the ACT, all full-time sites across the state will begin offering face-face employment support with restricted access from Friday 15 October. Our employment teams will be able to assist clients with training and tailored support in person upon request, or if face-to-face servicing is required. However remote servicing will also…

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“The internship really changed my life.” Tahlia’s story.

Posted October 14, 2021

Tahlia’s determination has successfully landed her a job that combines her passion for cooking and people management. When the young Bendigo job seeker first met with the MatchWorks team, she had a limited work history and was low in confidence. Her numeracy and literacy skills had been impacted by her intellectual disability and she needed…

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NSW offices to re-open for employment support

Posted October 11, 2021

Now that the 70 per cent vaccination milestone has been reached in NSW, some full-time sites across the state will begin offering face-face employment support with restricted access from Monday 11 October. Our employment teams will be able to assist fully-vaccinated clients* with training and tailored support in person upon request. However remote servicing will…

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It’s World Mental Health Day on Sunday

Posted October 8, 2021

This Sunday 10 October is World Mental Health Day, and this year’s theme ‘Mental health care for all: let’s make it a reality’ is as significant as ever for our community. Our experienced Health and Wellbeing team are available for mental health support. In the spirit of inclusion, we’re sharing some of the other languages…

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Giving things a crack pays off – Tanner’s story.

Posted October 7, 2021

Tanner has been able to manage his extreme anxiety to find a permanent job with an egg farm where he feels happy and respected. When the Adelaide job seeker joined MatchWorks in 2017, he had never worked or completed formal education. Tanner identifies as transgender and MatchWorks Employment Consultant, Bessie Baker supported Tanner to change…

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Ballarat, Geelong and Surf Coast offices re-open for employment support

Posted September 27, 2021

MatchWorks offices across Ballarat, Geelong and the Surf Coast are now open for face-to-face employment support with restricted access. Our experienced employment consultants can assist you with training and tailored support. Plus our Health and Wellbeing team are available via phone appointments to help you cope with these uncertain times.    Please be assured that…

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