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

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 & apprenticeships) for people with employment barriers in SA. Spotless is a leading provider of integrated facilities services with clients across Australia and New Zealand.

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

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

IPP Coordinator Danielle Placentino assists and supports employers, subcontractors, RTOs, Employment Service Providers and job seekers including trainees/apprentices within the program.

Danielle, alongside a team of MatchWorks staff, supports more than 270 employers and subcontractors in program delivery, assisting in the placement of job seekers into sustainable employment (including apprenticeships and traineeships), assisting individual trainees/apprentices and job seekers meet their training needs, conducting skills assessments and responding to subcontractor enquiries.

“MatchWorks manages the Industry Participation Program (IPP) on behalf of Spotless. The IPP is a voluntary program currently supported by over 270 Spotless subcontractors working on the Facilities Management Contract in South Australia,” Danielle said.

“The IPP funds are used to support participating subcontractors to cover the costs of employing new staff, with a strong focus on creating employment opportunities for job seekers with barriers to employment. Our target groups include long-term unemployed, Indigenous, mature age, youth and people with a disability.

“Of the 400 placements the program has supported so far, 257 of those were placements were within our target group cohort. This is a very exciting and unique program that is bridging the gap between job seekers with barriers and employers in the South Australian job market.”

We would like to acknowledge and thank all those involved in the IPP in SA.

For further information on this program, email: daniellepl@matchworks.com.au