Youth internship program opens the door to new opportunities

Posted August 18, 2020

South Australian business owner Susan Sadler knows the value of thinking outside the box to find talent. Susan’s business, Red Wagon Workplace Solutions, focuses on helping other organisations create a cohesive and ethical workforce. So when she needed help boosting customer engagement, Susan chose to open the door to a talented young job seeker who…

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COVID Update – changes to service delivery and mutual obligations

Posted August 6, 2020

Victoria Update Now that Stage 4 restrictions are in place across Victoria, all Melbourne metropolitan offices are closed. Remote servicing via phone or online is still available across Victoria. To keep our communities safe, face-to-face appointments are currently unavailable across all Victorian sites. All other States/Territories Our offices in NSW, ACT, QLD, WA and SA…

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Podcast series shares tips to succeed in a changing job market

Posted August 3, 2020

MatchWorks has partnered with 88.6 Plenty Valley FM to deliver ‘Employable You’, a radio podcast series to help the growing number of job seekers find work in a changing job market. When it comes to job hunting in uncertain times, it can be overwhelming to know where to begin. Each week, journalist Matt Christie chats…

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From homeless to community support worker – Kerry’s story

Posted July 27, 2020

Kerry knows all too well what it feels like to desperately need support and a job. The mature-age job seeker found herself in real financial trouble after her marriage ended. Then depression and agoraphobia set in. “No-one wanted to employ me even though I had years of experience…I ended up homeless, surviving on one meal…

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David, genU Employment Pathways team leader Brooklyn, David’s mother Sharon and MatchWorks Employment Consultant Daniel.

Persistence and dedication leads David to employment

Posted July 13, 2020

A year of dedicated work and effort has paid dividends for David, who found ongoing employment with the help of genU and MatchWorks. David had been struggling for confidence and motivation after finishing school. He felt disconnected from others and uncertain about his future. With the support of his mother Sharon, David joined genU’s School…

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Royal Commission 2020

Royal Commission into Violence, Abuse, Neglect and Exploitation of People with Disability

Posted July 10, 2020

STATEMENT MatchWorks, and our parent company genU, welcomed the Royal Commission into Violence, Abuse, Neglect and Exploitation of People with Disability, the Royal Commission into Aged Care Quality and Safety, and the Royal Commission into Victoria’s Mental Health System. We are an organisation committed to creating and delivering innovative services that empower people to reach…

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Emily from MatchWorks with former job seeker Leanne

Healthcare security job helps Leanne rebuild her life

Posted June 30, 2020

Finding a new career in healthcare security has been a life-saver for Leanne. Three years earlier, the 55 year job seeker had made the difficult decision to leave her job. Tendinitis had impacted her ability to work. Then a serious fall put Leanne’s new work plans on hold. “I hated sitting at home and was…

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Marion's Reconciliation Journey

Marion’s Reconciliation Journey

Posted June 3, 2020

On this closing day of National Reconciliation Week (27 May – 3 June), we are sharing Marion’s story. A proud, strong Nyoongar woman of the Ballardong and Wiilmen people of South West Western Australia, Marion showed incredible persistence and determination to find a new career after losing a long-time role.  Marion is now the Aboriginal…

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Tammy's story about finding work with an equal opportunity employer

More than a job – Tammy’s story

Posted June 2, 2020

Perth job seeker, Tammy knew she was capable of working with her learning disability. She just needed an opportunity with a supportive employer who made the most of her abilities. Watch Tammy’s heartwarming (and cheeky) story about finding work with equal opportunity employer, Our Ruby Girl cafe, and finding newfound confidence, independence and a sense…

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Cameron at work as a Field Worker at Biodiversity Australia

Biodiversity Australia job helps change Cameron’s future

Posted June 1, 2020

Cameron Saunders is a proud Indigenous man who recently found purpose and a job filled with opportunity at Biodiversity Australia. The Brisbane job seeker had been unemployed for more than three years when he came to MatchWorks in February this year. The team encouraged Cameron to join our Deadly Yakka employment program, and with the…

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