Mocha Joe’s job gives Chris new lease of life

Posted December 7, 2018

Glen Waverley job seeker Chris came to MatchWorks low in confidence after months of unsuccessful attempts to find work. With the help of his mum, Chris reached out to his local MatchWorks, where Employment Consultant, Benton Segal provided professional guidance and encouragement to the local job seeker. Benton worked on building Chris’s strengths and interests…

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Empowering our community on International Day of People With Disability

Posted December 3, 2018

It’s International Day of People With Disability, a time to unite to empower people with disability and ensure inclusiveness and equality. To celebrate, MatchWorks and Melbourne City Football Club worked together to create a unique match day experience for Geelong All Abilities Soccer League players. MatchWorks also gave 300 people in our community the opportunity…

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Driving disability employment with AccessAbility Day

Posted November 1, 2018

MatchWorks is proudly supporting AccessAbility Day during the week of 26-30 November 2018. This new Australian Government initiative enables employers to discover a new pool of talented and capable job seekers while also offering active job seekers* the opportunity to experience a new workplace or role and show their potential. Executive General Manager Renae Lowry said…

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Dylan finds serenity with supportive employer

Posted September 21, 2018

Returning to full-time employment wasn’t easy for Dylan, but after almost six months at Serenity Bedding in south east Melbourne, he has found his groove. Dylan moved to Melbourne from Tasmania in late 2016, and struggled to find ongoing work as he dealt with health problems. He didn’t have a car licence, had no resume…

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Katrina builds new career after life-changing accident

Posted September 18, 2018

A life-changing accident in November 2014 could have ended Katrina Stokes’ working career. After falling down the stairs at her home, Katrina required emergency surgery to repair fractures in her right ankle and torn ligaments in her left ankle. Up until this point, working on her feet was all Katrina ever knew; she owned her…

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Successful Indigenous employment program returns to North East Melbourne

Posted August 27, 2018

MatchWorks and Employment Services Group (ESG) will come together to deliver the 27th Deadly Yakka program in North East Melbourne on Monday, August 27. The initiative, specifically designed for Indigenous job seekers, focuses on real employment outcomes and assists people to find a job they will be passionate about. The Deadly Yakka program is supported…

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Supportive team helps Nathan find new career in baking

Posted August 15, 2018

Nathan Compton is the first to admit finding a job wasn’t always high on his priority list, but a referral to an Industry Pre-apprenticeship Program through Workplace Training Strategies (WTS) proved a life-changing moment for the young man from Brisbane. “Before the course I didn’t want to leave the house, I had no confidence and…

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Foundation 61 provides support and sanctuary for Dean

Posted August 8, 2018

“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,…

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Rebecca and ESG MatchWorks Gosnells Site Manager Brendan Travers.

Indigenous job seeker excels in employment journey  

Posted July 9, 2018

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…

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Rob and IDS National Manager Daniel Staff.

Hard work and positive attitude pays off for Sunshine job seeker

Posted July 3, 2018

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…

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