Single mum overcomes long-term unemployment

Posted February 10, 2020

After eight years as a stay-at-home mum, Kylie was finding it difficult to get back into the workforce and the single mother of two desperately needed to break the cycle of long-term unemployment. That’s where MatchWorks stepped in and partnered with Spotless Group’s Industry Participation Program to help open a new door for Kylie.     “HydroChem…

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Serco partners with MatchWorks to build diverse workforce

Posted February 6, 2020

Serco is a business where people and values really matter. As one of the largest public service companies in the world, they are passionate about giving people from all backgrounds and skill-sets the opportunity to work. So when Serco opened their Victorian contact centre operations in 2018, they prioritised building an accessible workplace and recruiting…

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Important message for job seekers

Posted February 3, 2020

The latest update from the Australian Government’s Department of Health recommends people who have been in contact with confirmed Novel Coronavirus cases and returned travellers who have been in Hubei Province of China must be isolated in their homes for 14 days from the time of last contact with the confirmed case, or from the…

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Diversity as a business advantage

Posted January 21, 2020

Southern Cross Cleaning prides themselves on providing five-star service to their commercial clients across Australia. For this family-owned business, finding reliable, trustworthy staff who can perform to a high standard is a must. To make this happen, management have embraced diversity recruitment solutions and are a shining example of how hiring people with disability doesn’t…

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Better Together Conference creates community links

Posted January 14, 2020

MatchWorks and genU Ability had 10 staff members attend the two-day Better Together conference last Friday and Saturday at the Williamstown Town Hall. The conference explored current issues facing the LGBTIQ+ community, bringing together voices from Aboriginal communities, people with disability, the deaf community, as well as multicultural and multi-faith communities. More than 700 people…

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Changing the Cycle of Family Violence

Posted December 10, 2019

Workplace strategies that you can implement today Renae Lowry, Executive General Manager, MatchWorks As the third and final article in our series on family and domestic violence in Australia, this piece is focused on action. I’ll take you through tangible strategies that have the power to change the trajectory of this issue. And, while I…

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New game plan for Alan

Posted December 9, 2019

Alan Stringer knows a thing or two about the value of support. A diagnosis of Query Fever (Q Fever)* turned the former South Australian National Football League player and coach’s life upside down 15 years ago. What followed was two shoulder operations and five years of limited work – eventually, a deep depression set in….

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Family Violence Doesn’t Discriminate, it Intersects

Posted December 5, 2019

Exploring the intersections of family violence with three vulnerable groups Renae Lowry, Executive General Manager, MatchWorks When I speak to people about family violence, I immediately remind them that it’s not like what you see on the media. It’s also not an issue that’s “out there”, it’s happening all over Australia and it doesn’t discriminate,…

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Family Violence in Australia Needs Your Attention

Posted November 25, 2019

This is a collective call to arms for workplaces to rally change Renae Lowry, Executive General Manager, MatchWorks Family and domestic violence has now reached a point in Australia where one woman each week and one man a month are losing their lives. Together, we can make powerful changes to stop the cycle of family…

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New job proves life changing for Fiona

Posted October 28, 2019

Securing employment in a supportive environment earlier this year was life changing for Disability Employment Services client Fiona. The Redcliffe job seeker came to MatchWorks after applying for countless jobs every day to little avail. Fiona had been employed in two roles in 2012 when she became suddenly unwell, leaving her unable to work and…

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