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Not so Silly approach pays dividends for employer and job seekers

Silly Yak Foods in Coburg North has employed more than 20 MatchWorks job seekers during a relationship that has spanned four years.

Managing Director Bryn Pears said MatchWorks has provided effective pre-screening of potential candidates, wage subsidies and post-placement support.

Silly Yak Foods Managing Director Bryn Pears.

Silly Yak Foods Managing Director Bryn Pears.

“Our Employer Solutions Consultant Joseph understood I was looking for a long-term relationship with an organisation, which would treat both our company and the job seekers honestly and fairly and would have a high standard of ethical behavior and be genuinely interested in placing the right people in the right jobs to secure long-term outcomes,” Bryn said.

“Many of the job seekers remain employed with our company, some in senior positions as team leaders and shift leaders. A number of others have used the skills they developed working with our company to secure alternative employment elsewhere.”

Silly Yak Foods has employed job seekers from both the MatchWorks jobactive and Disability Employment Services.

“We believe by providing these job seekers with secure, stable and ongoing employment in an environment where they can feel valued and part of a team makes their lives much more meaningful and satisfying,” Bryn said.