Sara (right) with her employment consultant Hang.

Sara’s persistence leads to dream career

Posted June 21, 2018

St Albans job seeker Sara came to MatchWorks in April 2017 as she was unhappy with her previous employment provider. Sara had just begun studying part-time with the Academy of Hair & Beauty and hoped to one day become a body piercing artist with assistance from MatchWorks. When Sara met with employment consultant Hang Nguyen,…

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Matchworks DES job seeker Mat (middle) with his employment consultants.

MatchWorks expands national Disability Employment Services delivery

Posted June 15, 2018

Leading employment services organisation MatchWorks is set to become one of Australia’s largest providers of Disability Employment Services (DES) from July 2018, and will connect people to jobs from an additional 80 locations. Following a successful submission to the recent Federal Government DES open tender, MatchWorks will expand its current DES footprint to a total…

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MatchWorks DES Director Colin Entwistle, job seeker Lyndell and MatchWorks Employment Consultant Mark MacDonald.

Salisbury job seeker turns voluntary work into paid employment


Job seeker Lyndell came to the MatchWorks Salisbury office as a referral from the Pooraka Farm Community Centre, where she was undertaking voluntary work. Lyndell wanted additional assistance to gain part-time paid employment after achieving great results through her voluntary work. She met with MatchWorks employment consultant Mark MacDonald to develop a plan. “Lyndell had…

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South Australian job seeker impresses employer with problem solving skills

Posted May 22, 2018

Oaklands Park job seeker Anthony came to MatchWorks in September 2017 after being made redundant from his previous job in 2015. The DES job seeker had spent time studying, had three young children and was ready to secure employment. Anthony started working with MatchWorks team members Kylie and Ted who identified some potential up-skill opportunities…

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Noarlunga job seeker gains employment following internship

Posted May 10, 2018

Noarlunga job seeker Shaun came to MatchWorks in October 2017 wanting to find employment in the digital marketing industry. Shaun already had some great skills in this industry, but required further support and confidence. MatchWorks team members in Noarlunga and Oaklands Park helped Shaun secure a Digital Marketing/Administration Internship with D&S Resources Pty Ltd through…

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Bendigo’s YOUth Community program sets Jamie up for success

Posted May 4, 2018

Bendigo job seeker Jamie came to MatchWorks in July 2015 seeking to improve his confidence and self-esteem to gain employment. After completing several volunteer and Work for the Dole positions to build up his experience, Jamie was referred to the YOUth Community program in October 2017 to improve his chances of finding paid and meaningful…

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MatchWorks assists Cheap as Chips with recruitment needs

Posted April 27, 2018

Colac job seeker Bev came to MatchWorks (formerly the St Laurence division) in November 2015, following seven years of unemployment history as a principle carer parent. MatchWorks team member Christine Shurvell encouraged Bev to complete a Retail Taster Course, which covered RSA, Safe Food Handling and OH&S requirements in a supermarket environment. “Bev attended reluctantly…

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(L-R) Filiz, Katerina and Carina.

Melton job seeker uses positive attitude to overcome obstacles to employment

Posted April 16, 2018

Melton job seeker Katerina came to MatchWorks after sustaining an injury that left her unable to work as a qualified massage therapist. Katerina, who studied three years at university for her dream career, only has 90 per cent mobility in her injured shoulder. She thought her options seemed limited. However she was placed under the…

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St Albans job seeker Zora.

St Albans job seeker feels proud in new employment

Posted April 12, 2018

St Albans job seeker Zora commenced as a MatchWorks DES client in 2016 to address her barriers and find meaningful employment. Zora had lost her confidence, self-esteem and developed anxiety following a medical incident. She also had a fear of public transport and relied on her parents. During this time, Zora lost her motivation to…

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(L-R) MatchWorks team member Rod McInnes, Fire Safe Services Business Owner Renae Dimitriadis and MatchWorks job seeker Antony.

South Australian employers supported in Spotless and MatchWorks’ Industry Participation Program

Posted April 9, 2018

MatchWorks was appointed to administer the Spotless Group’s Industry Participation Program (IPP) in South Australia in June 2017, which has so far assisted more than 400 job seekers to enter, re-enter and/or upgrade their skills. The IPP was established by Spotless in July 2015 to support the re-training and employment pathways (inclusive of traineeships &…

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