Tag: employment

Salvo’s partnership helps transform job seeker confidence and skills

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A long-standing national partnership between Salvos Stores and MatchWorks is changing the lives of unemployed job seekers. Kaleb met with the MatchWorks Mandurah team a year ago, quiet and determined to find work. He successfully completed the PaTH Employability Skills Training online program and attended several employment information sessions. The team also supported Kaleb with:…

Back to her roots – Helena’s story.

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Port Adelaide job seeker Helena has overcome physical and mental challenges to reconnect with her passion, landing a job with Amazon Plant Growers. Helena has always had a love for the natural environment. Growing up, she spent many hours gardening with her beloved father, who she credits for her green thumb and appreciation for plants….

Rose finds job stability through youth program

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Rose moved home to Brisbane to improve her job prospects and reset her life. Then, like thousands of other young Australians, she found herself in a job market impacted by COVID-19. Determined to find work, the former New Zealand resident saw the Ready for Work program on social media and instantly knew this was the…

Luke’s life-changing work opportunity

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Luke story highlights how finding the right job can truly change a life. Living with Asperger’s, Luke had never had the opportunity to work. This left the Melbourne job seeker low in confidence and experience. Yet, Luke was determined not to let these barriers get in the way of him living a full life. With…

Partnership with mental health service fast-tracking patient recovery

Senior Occupational Therapist, Suma, is part of the Mental Health Clinical Treatment Team who works closely with Employment Consultant Jordan to get people back to work as part of their recovery.

A successful partnership between Armadale Health Service Mental Health Directorate and MatchWorks is helping Western Australian’s improve their quality-of-life. Employment is an essential part of recovery for people with mental health conditions. Now celebrating its first year anniversary, the Individual Placement and Support Program (IPS) carefully integrates employment services with clinical expertise to fast-track people…

Persistence and dedication leads David to employment

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

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…

Medhi awarded Employee of the Year

MatchWorks job seeker Medhi receiving his award from the Serenity Bedding team.

Medhi’s journey to work is an inspiring story about a migrant who worked hard to overcome barriers to employment – and was rewarded for his efforts. After moving to Australia from Pakistan in 2015, Medhi spent more than two years learning English and applying for jobs. Each knockback chipped away at the Melbourne job seeker’s…

Adelaide job seekers fast-tracking their way to work

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Adelaide job seekers are accelerating their way to work with the help of MatchWorks as part of the Australian Government’s new jobactive employment services trial, which will redesign the way services are delivered. Under the new jobactive trial, job seekers who are job-ready and digitally literate will initially access online tools and services, and contact…

Indigenous job seekers in Kwinana get a helping hand

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Local employment service provider MatchWorks will help close the gap in Indigenous employment with the launch of the Deadly Yakka program in Kwinana on Monday 4 November. Indigenous unemployment is three times higher than it is for non-Indigenous community members. Deadly Yakka is helping address this issue by delivering a tailored two-week program which produces…

Empowering transgender job seekers into the workforce

Transgender advocate, Michelle Sheppard with MatchWorks consultant, Wolfgang Web

MatchWorks has teamed up with Fitted for Work to develop tailored employment support for transgender job seekers in Western Melbourne. Transgender people face many barriers to employment. Low confidence and recognition of prior employment or qualifications due to name or gender changes are some of the challenges faced. The small-group sessions chaired by advocate and…