Collaboration with Lola Ballarat helps local hospitality industry

Posted September 15, 2021

Our Ballarat team was thrilled to collaborate with Lola Ballarat recently to give local job seekers the opportunity to put their 5-day hospitality training into action at a special dinner for local hospitality employers. Owner of the Provincial Hotel & Lola Restaurant, Gorgi Coghlan said the collaboration was “an instant yes” for them because hospitality…

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New taskforce appointments to help steer economic recovery

Posted September 14, 2021

MatchWorks and genU Training experts have been announced as members of the new Local Jobs and Skills Taskforce in regions across Victoria, New South Wales and Queensland. A new Federal Government initiative, the Local Jobs Program will support Australia’s economic recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic. Each Taskforce will use local intelligence and collaboration to accelerate…

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Update for our regional Victoria community

Posted September 10, 2021

As of today, Friday 10th September 2021, all MatchWorks offices across regional Victoria will open for face-to-face employment support with restricted access. Please be assured that our services will be delivered in accordance with the guidelines provided by the Department of Health and Human Services and your health and safety remains a priority. Thank you for…

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Back to her roots – Helena’s story.

Posted September 2, 2021

Port Adelaide job seeker Helena has overcome physical and mental challenges to reconnect with her passion, landing a job with Amazon Plant Growers. Helena has always had a love for the natural environment. Growing up, she spent many hours gardening with her beloved father, who she credits for her green thumb and appreciation for plants….

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Update for our VIC community

Posted September 1, 2021

Following the latest Victorian Government announcements, our employment services across metropolitan Melbourne and regional Victoria remain available via phone and online servicing. Remote servicing will be available until Thursday 23 September inclusive across metropolitan Melbourne, and until further notice for our regional locations. Please contact your local office to find out the best way to…

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“I’m on my way to achieving my dream.” Chao’s story.

Posted August 26, 2021

While most people his age might be looking to retire, Chao* has graduated from medical school and is training as a specialist doctor of Oncology. Growing up in communist China, Chao didn’t have access to books, music, movies or culture. “I was a curious child but all I could get were government approved textbooks,” Chao…

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Regional Vic offices move to remote servicing

Posted August 23, 2021

Following the latest lockdown announcements on Saturday 21 August, our employment services across regional Victoria have moved to phone and online servicing until Thursday 2 September inclusive. Please contact your local Employment Consultant to find out the best way to connect with our services. Our teams, including our Health and Wellbeing professionals, are available for…

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Our regional NSW offices move to remote servicing

Posted August 16, 2021

Updated 26 August 2021 Following the latest lockdown announcements across regional NSW, our offices in this region have moved to phone and online employment servicing from Monday 16 August until Friday 10 September, inclusive. Our teams, including our Health and Wellbeing professionals, are available to support clients during this unsettling time. Lockdowns and restrictions can…

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“I’m so thankful for all the help I’ve received.” Willow’s story.

Posted August 13, 2021

Young Indigenous job seeker Willow has happily settled into life in Brisbane with the help of the Ready for Work program. She has landed a secure job as a Food Services Attendant with Sodexo at an aged care facility. After finishing school, Willow found herself without direction. “I was partying a lot and I had…

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Our ACT offices move to remote servicing

Posted August 12, 2021

Following the latest lockdown announcements in the ACT, our Belconnen, Braddon, Gungahlin and Tuggeranong-Greenway offices will close at 4pm today and change to phone and online servicing from Friday 13 August until Friday 17 September, inclusive. Our teams, including our Health and Wellbeing professionals, are available to support clients during this unsettling time. Lockdowns and…

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